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The sound of music : sharing song selections between collocated strangers in public urban places

Seeburger, Jan, Foth, Marcus, & Tjondronegoro, Dian W. (2012) The sound of music : sharing song selections between collocated strangers in public urban places. In Rukzio, Enrico (Ed.) Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, (MUM) 2012, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Ulm, Germany, pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

This paper presents Capital Music, a mobile application enabling real-time sharing of song choices with collocated urban dwellers. Due to the real-time, location-based peer-to-peer approach of the application, a user experience study was performed utilising the Wizard of Oz method. The study provides insight into how sharing non-privacy sensitive but personal data in an anonymous way can influence the user experience of people in public urban places. We discuss the findings in relation to how Capital Music influences the process of “cocooning” in public urban places, the practice of designing anonymous interactions between collocated strangers, and how the sharing of song choices can create a sense of commonality between anonymous users in the urban space. The outcomes of this study are relevant for future location-based social networking applications that aim to create interactions between collocated strangers.

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ID Code: 54246
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: User Experience, Data Sharing, Public Places, Urban Informatics
DOI: 10.1145/2406367.2406409
ISBN: 978-145031815-0
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Mobile Technologies (080502)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Ubiquitous Computing (080504)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Research Centres > Smart Services CRC
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2012 by the Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. New York, NY, USA
Copyright Statement: This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2012, {2012} http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/10.1145/2406367.2406409"
Deposited On: 22 Oct 2012 08:58
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2013 15:52

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