Conveying identity with mobile content

Satchell, Christine & Graham, Connor (2010) Conveying identity with mobile content. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 14(3), pp. 251-259.

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A series of mobile phone prototypes called The Swarm have been developed in response to the user needs identified in a three-year empirical study of young people’s use of mobile phones. The prototypes take cues from user led innovation and provide multiple avatars that allow individuals to define and manage their own virtual identity. This paper briefly maps the evolution of the prototypes and then describes how the pre-defined, color coded avatars in the latest version are being given greater context and personalization through the use of digital images. This not only gives ‘serendipity a nudge’ by allowing groups to come together more easily, it provides contextual information that can reduce gratuitous contact.

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ID Code: 30414
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Mobile phones , Digital Identity
DOI: 10.1007/s00779-009-0254-3
ISSN: 1617-4909
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Communications Technologies not elsewhere classified (100599)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 14 Feb 2010 22:07
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:43

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