Publication: ResearchPh.D. thesis???published???

  • Harri Heikkilä
Translated title of the contributionThis is not a book : challenges in mainstreaming of e-books
This doctoral thesis examines the problems in digitalisation of books and mainstreaming of e-books, and proposes solutions for them. One required condition for the diffusion of technology is the stabilisation of innovation. In the case of e-books, the debate on the model of an e-book is still on-going.

The dissertation includes the first large-scale Finnish e-book study review and analysis of the e-book development. Analysis is supported by expert interviews.
The evolvement of user groups in e-books has not previously been sufficiently taken into account, although the changing of user groups is an integral part of the diffusion of technology. Different user groups have different needs. The early majority is more pragmatic than the technically oriented early adopters.

According to the dissertation, it is beneficial to look at the e-books platform, which will or will not meet the needs of the early majority, but at the same time meets the societal needs and finds a successful way to integrate the tradition of the book.
Original languageFinnish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherAalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture
Number of pages295
ISBN (print)978-952-607301-9
StatePublished - 13. Apr 2017

Note re. dissertation

Doctoral dissertation. Doktorsavhandling. Doctoral thesis.

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