In the November issue of Information Systems Journal, Ofir Turel, Christian Matt, Manuel Trenz, and Christy Cheung published a special issue on "Digitization of the Individual". In their introductory article, the guest editors introduce the intertwined three‐layer framework of technology and digitised individuals and outline important perspectives for studying the interactions between technology and the digitised individual:
- Turel, O., Matt, C., Trenz, M., and Cheung, C. M. K., 2020. “An intertwined perspective on technology and digitised individuals: Linkages, needs and outcomes” Information Systems Journal, (30:6), pp. 929-939.
Link to the article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/isj.12304 (open access).
The Special Issue consists of three research articles that examine different perspectives on individuals in today’s digitized world. Thanks the authors for contributing their excellent works to our special issue:
- De Moya, J. F., & Pallud Jessie, From panopticon to heautopticon: A new form of surveillance introduced by quantified‐self practices. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/isj.12284
- Obi Ogbanufe, & Natalie Gerhart, The mediating influence of smartwatch identity on deep use and innovative individual performance. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/isj.12288
- Prof. Dr. Alexander Benlian, Johannes Klumpe, J., & Oliver Hinz. Mitigating the intrusive effects of smart home assistants by using anthropomorphic design features: A multimethod investigation. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/isj.12243
A special thanks goes to Editor-in-Chief Prof. Robert Davison (City University of Hong Kong) for his guidance and to the associate editors and reviewers who made this special issue possible by contributing their expertise and their precious time.
The yearly workshop on the Digitization of the Individual, usually held in conjunction with the International Conference on Information Systems, will pause in 2020 and return in 2021 when we will hopefully be able to all meet in person and discuss emerging issues around the Digitization of the Individual.
We look forward to seeing all of you soon!
Take care and stay safe,
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