Enhancing the 'Second-Hand' retail experience with digital object memories

Martin De Jode*, Ralph Barthel, Jon Rogers, Angelina Karpovich, Andrew Hudson-Smith, Michael Quigley, Chris Speed

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Abstract

For a long time, the second-hand retail market was the preserve of the charity shop. However, the advent of services like eBay has massively increased its prominence. In this paper we describe a novel Internet of Things-based approach to enhancing the second-hand retail experience by augmenting items with their provenance. After a discussion of the underlying technology, we shall describe its deployment in two related case studies conducted in collaboration with Oxfam charity retail outlets in which we tagged donated items with RFID and QR codes, allowing shoppers to hear the story behind the donated items. Finally, we discuss the impact of the deployments and their implications for the second-hand retail sector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
Pages451-460
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: 5 Sept 20128 Sept 2012

Publication series

NameUbiComp'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period5/09/128/09/12

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