Giving Serendipity a Nudge by Sharing Everyday Mobile Content

Satchell, Christine (2007) Giving Serendipity a Nudge by Sharing Everyday Mobile Content. In Graham, Connor & Rouncefield, Mark (Eds.) Simtech : Social Interaction and Mundane Technologies, 26-27 November 2007, Melbourne.


This paper examines the capturing and sharing of digital images in everyday life. We find that this practice not only gives serendipity a nudge by allowing groups to come together more easily, it provides contextual information that can reduce gratuitous contact. In order to demonstrate this we will reference the Swarm phone prototype and describe how the pre-defined, color coded avatars in the latest version are being given greater context and personalization through the use of everyday digital images.

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ID Code: 14040
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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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 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:45

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