Creating the Ideal Digital Self: 3G Mobile Phone Content Production and Distribution as Social Communication
Satchell, Christine, Singh, Supriya, & Zic, John (2005) Creating the Ideal Digital Self: 3G Mobile Phone Content Production and Distribution as Social Communication. In Workshop on Pervasive Image Capture and Sharing · Ubicomp 2005, September 11th 2005, Tokyo.
Mobile phone ownership presents users with the opportunity to regularly update others of their actions through the digital documentation and circulation of their experiences. There is a sense that an event is not complete until it is shared through text, voice or images. An empirical study of 35 users aged 18-30, conducted for the Smart Internet Technology CRC  revealed that when members of a social group cannot be together physically, circulating digitised accounts of an activity becomes an authentic way to share the event. Furthermore, the study indicated that with the convergence of 3G mobile phones, digital cameras and the Internet, users are taking advantage of the best of all three communication channels to create, circulate, distribute and archive content in new and dynamic ways. Through this process users are creating the 'ideal digital self' by which to communicate socially. However, the effectiveness of these new practices is eroded by specific design and technological limitations, thus a distinct set of user problems emerged. This paper illustrates how the Trophy Room scenario, which is a 3G phone and web application, was developed to address the user needs identified in the study.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
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|Keywords:||3G mobile phones, convergence, content production, social communication, digital identity|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||25 Feb 2008|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:56|
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