Understanding the sociality of experience in mobile music listening with Pocketsong

David S. Kirk, Abigail Durrant, Gavin Wood, Tuck Wah Leong, Peter Wright

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Abstract

Music listening practices are changing. Mobile, networked devices now offer rich opportunities not just for personal music consumption but also for personally broadcasting music and for sharing digital meta-data concerning tastes, preferences and general listening habits. However, experiences of music listening and sharing on the move and how this has been impacted by developments in mobile technology remain under-explored. In this paper we present an empirical study of the sociality of mobile music experiences, 'in the wild', using a new location-based mobile music-sharing application (Pocketsong), designed as a technology probe. We report users' experiences of Pocketsong (distilled from interviews), and critically examine the affordances of mobile music applications, the sociality of sharing and 'co-listening', and the relationships between digitally-mediated mobile music consumption and self-expression. Based upon this we reflect upon the interaction design challenges of developing mobile music technologies that work in digitally-mediated social spaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Subtitle of host publicationFuse
PublisherACM
Pages50-61
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340311
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2016
Event11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 4 Jun 20168 Jun 2016

Conference

Conference11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period4/06/168/06/16

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