See you on the subway: Exploring mobile social software

Belloni, Nicolas, Holmquist, Lars and Tholander, Jakob (2009) See you on the subway: Exploring mobile social software. In: CHI 2009 - 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 4th - 9th April 2009, Boston, MA, USA.

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This project explores the social possibilities of mobile technology in transitional spaces such as public transport. Based on a cultural probes study of Stockholm subway commuters, we designed a location-based friend finder that displays only people in the same train as the user. We aim at reaching a critical mass of users and therefore decided to make the system compatible with as many phones as possible, thus it was designed as a simple web application. An initial informal study pointed out consequences of certain design decisions on the user experience and highlighted social tensions created by presence awareness.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Commuting, Cultural probes, Mobile social software
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 16:55
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 14:31

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