See you on the subway: Exploring mobile social software

Nicolas Belloni*, Lars Erik Holmquist, Jakob Tholander

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
PublisherACM
Pages4543-4548
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781605582474
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2009
Event27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 4 Apr 20099 Apr 2009

Conference

Conference27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period4/04/099/04/09

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