Élise Labonté-LeMoyne*, Post-doctoral Fellow, P.-M. Léger* and Sylvain Senécal*, *Tech3Lab –HEC Montréal, and Radhika Santhanam, Price College of Business / University of Oklahoma (Oklahoma, OK)
Physical interaction with technology: research proposal for new constructs. With the unrelenting pace of digital innovation and the infiltration of digital technologies into every aspect of our society, our work, and our lives, we are faced with many new dilemmas, new questions, new uncertainties, that such innovations bring. As a result, the IS community is finding itself at several crossroads. We are now living in a world deeply infused with and shaped by digital technology, yet many of our core perspectives and theories derive from a time when computers were new and alien to the world. By the same token, previously distinct intellectual disciplines are converging and different directions forward are becoming available. Faced with new challenges of a world infused with digital technology, taking the paths forward will bring the discipline to new and unchartered territory. Tensions will occur along crossroads of academia and industry, different geographic regions, varying research traditions, open and proprietary modes of knowledge generation enterprise and consumer technologies, new realities and established theories, and the economic and social responsibilities.