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Social positioning: Designing the Seams between Social, Physical and Digital Space
RISE, Swedish ICT, SICS. Interaction.
RISE, Swedish ICT, SICS. Interaction.
RISE, Swedish ICT, SICS. Interaction.
Number of Authors: 3
2005 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005, 1. , 10 p.
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-21018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-21018DiVA: diva2:1041052
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1st International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, at HCII 2005
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Mobile Life
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