See you on the subway: exploring mobile social software

Belloni, Nicolas and Holmquist, Lars Erik and Tholander, Jakob (2009) See you on the subway: exploring mobile social software. In: In Proceedings of the 27th international Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 4-9 April 2009, Boston, 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 (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mobile 2.0, Mobile Life
ID Code:3726
Deposited By:Mattias Jacobsson
Deposited On:10 Dec 2009 14:07
Last Modified:14 Jul 2016 13:53

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