Collaborative Fieldwork with Custom Mobile Apps Bettinson, Mat Bird, Steven 2021-09-30T20:37:45Z 2021-09-30T20:37:45Z 2021-09
dc.description.abstract Mobile apps have the potential to support collaborative fieldwork even where web connectivity is unreliable or unavailable. To explore this potential, we developed portable network infrastructure and custom-made field tool apps. We deployed this solution in remote communities in the far north of Australia, in connection with co-located cooperative language work. Throughout a series of visits, we worked with community members to iterate the designs, optimising their suitability for the tasks and the context. We found that custom toolmaking provides the benefits of digital collaboration tailored for the specific needs of the environment and community. However, we argue that it is activity design – not the technology itself – that must be foregrounded, placing fieldworkers in the driving seat of innovation in digital fieldwork practice. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center en_US
dc.format.extent 22 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bettinson, Mat & Steven Bird. 2021. Collaborative Fieldwork with Custom Mobile Apps. Language Documentation & Conservation 15: 411-432. en_US
dc.identifier.doi ISSN 1934-5275
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States *
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dc.subject Linguistics--Fieldwork en_US
dc.subject Mobile apps en_US
dc.subject Australia en_US
dc.title Collaborative Fieldwork with Custom Mobile Apps en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
prism.endingpage 432 en_US
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation en_US
prism.startingpage 411 en_US
prism.volume 15 en_US
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