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Università della Svizzera italiana

Identity reinforcement or risky organizational change? : Category spanning in humanitarian projects

Kooijman, Eva A. P. ; Beck, Nikolaus

In: Administrative sciences, 2021, vol. 11, no. 4, p. 17

In this study, we investigate the consequences of organizational change that consist of adding new categories to the portfolio of humanitarian organizations. Our aim is to discern differences in these consequences between specialist and generalist organizations. Previous research has shown that spanning categories lead to disadvantages in the evaluation of organizations by audience members in...

Università della Svizzera italiana

A review of digital fashion research : before and beyond communication and marketing

Nobile, Tekila Harley ; Noris, Alice ; Kalbaska, Nadzeya ; Cantoni, Lorenzo

In: International journal of fashion design, technology and education, 2021, vol. 14, no. 3, p. 293-301

This paper focuses on the field of digital fashion and its development by providing an overview regarding fashion design and culture. It is part of a larger research that involved a literature review of 491 relevant papers. From the analysis of this corpus, three main categories were identified: Communication and Marketing, Design and Production and Culture and Society. This study focuses on...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Securing whistleblowing in the digital age : SecureDrop and the changing journalistic practices for source protection

Di Salvo, Philip

In: Digital Journalism, 2021, vol. 9, no. 4, p. 443-460

Information security tools have gained prominence and importance in the journalism field and are now being adopted more frequently by newsrooms and investigative journalists. SecureDrop, an opensource software for operating whistleblowing platforms, is now a common component of the toolboxes of journalists willing to work with stronger levels of security, especially in regard to source...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

OAIS compliant digital archiving in DNA

Andriamahady, Dina ; Makhlouf Shabou, Basma (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2021 ; TDB 2462.

Time and space have been among the main concerns for archivists for a very long time. In other words, how to keep information accessible and understandable for the longest time and how to organize the ever-growing amount of data. Average storage media longevity is short from an archival point of view and similarly, technological progress leads to media obsolescence. Furthermore, media decay over...

Université de Fribourg

Evolution of a Field : Swiss Media and Communication Studies

Probst, Carole ; Buhmann, Alexander ; Ingenhoff, Diana ; Lepori, Benedetto

In: Studies in Communication Sciences, 2019, vol. 19, no. 1, p. 7-23

In this paper, we present the evolution of Swiss Media and Communication Studies over the last decade by summarizing the main results from a project funded by the Swiss University Conference (2008–2017). We give an overall picture of the growth in the field (in terms of student numbers, resources and activities), look at diversity in terms of topics (two clusters are identified and ...

Université de Fribourg

The Effects of Public Diplomacy on Country Identity in Countries with Different Language Regions and Cultures : the Case of Switzerland

Ingenhoff, Diana ; Richner, Dominique

In: Studies in Communication Sciences, 2018, vol. 18, no. 2, p. 247-266

The aim of this study is to explore the existing differences in (regional) country identity between the two biggest language regions of Switzerland, and the effects that differently-framed public diplomacy messages have on these country identities. To analyze the heterogeneous dimensions of regional country identity in the two language regions and the effects of public diplomacy messages, an...

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Digital Goods Are Valued Less Than Physical Goods

Atasoy, Ozgun ; Morewedge, Carey K. ; Morwitz, Vicki ; Diehl, Kristin

In: Journal of Consumer Research, 2018, vol. 44, no. 6, p. 1343-1357

Université de Fribourg

‘If the phone were broken, I’d be screwed’ : media use of people with disabilities in the digital era

Baumgartner, Antonia ; Rohrbach, Tobias ; Schönhagen, Philomen

In: Disability & Society, 2021, p. 1-25

Digital media have become integral to the everyday life of people with disabilities. So far, research about disability and digital media use is rather scarce and narrowed on issues of accessibility and social media. This paper draws on qualitative interviews with people with visual or motoric impairments to provide an in-depth analysis of their everyday experiences relating to barriers and...

Università della Svizzera italiana

From facet-based to visualised digital library interfaces : an empirical study of user experiences with digital libraries

Barifah, Maram Hassan ; Crestani, Fabio (Dir.) ; Landoni, Monica (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021INFO004.

Digital library (DL) systems in the last decade have provided an unprecedented access to library content that were confined to their physical spaces. The last twenty years of the DL system renovation have witnessed several generations of online catalogs from the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) late 1980s, to the next generation catalog systems (NGC). DL systems are extensively used to...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Conceptualizing the "corporate nervous net" : decentralized strategic communication based on a digital reporting indicator framework

Knebel, Sebastian ; Seele, Peter

In: International journal of strategic communication, 2019, vol. 13, no. 5, p. 23 p

The digital revolution challenges strategic communication. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) create a rapidly changing environment for organizations as well as system complexities. To fulfill its task in ensuring the long-lasting success of organizations strategic communication needs to continuously adopt to this revolution. This article approaches the...