Digital design interventions for creating new presentations of self in public urban places
Seeburger, Jan, Foth, Marcus, & Tjondronegoro, Dian W. (2015) Digital design interventions for creating new presentations of self in public urban places. In Foth, Marcus, Brynskov, Martin, & Ojala, Timo (Eds.) Citizen’s Right to the Digital City: Urban Interfaces, Activism, and Placemaking. Springer, Singapore, pp. 3-21.
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During everyday urban life, people spend time in public urban places waiting for specific events to occur. During these times, people sometimes tend to engage with their information and communication technology (ICT) devices in a way that shuts off interactions with collocated people. These devices could also be used to better connect with the urban space and collocated people within. This chapter presents and discusses the impact of three design interventions on the urban user experience enabling collocated people to share lightweight, non-privacy-sensitive data in the urban space. We investigate and discuss the impact on the urban experience under the notions of people, place, and technology with an emphasis on how the sharing of non-privacy-sensitive data can positively transform anonymous public urban places in various ways through anonymous digital augmentations.
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