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Social positioning: Designing the Seams between Social, Physical and Digital Space

Rudström, Åsa and Höök, Kristina and Svensson, Martin (2005) Social positioning: Designing the Seams between Social, Physical and Digital Space. In: 1st International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, at HCII 2005, 24-27 July 2005, Las Vegas, USA.

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Abstract

Mobile settings are not only physically and digitally mediated; they are also inhabited by people - a social space. We argue that careful design exposing the connections, gaps, overlays and mismatches within and between physical, digital and social space allow for a better understanding and thereby mastering of the resulting combined space. Two concepts are explored in MobiTip, a social mobile service for exchanging opinions among peers: intramedia seams concerning network coverage and position technology, and intermedia seams between digitally transmitted tips and the physical, social context surrounding the user. We introduce social positioning as an alternative and complement to the current strive for seamless connectedness and exact positioning in physical space.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:104
Deposited By:Interaction Researcher
Deposited On:03 Nov 2005
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 15:52

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