Itchyfeet: motivations for urban geospatial tagging

Casey, Sean and Lawson, Shaun and Rowland, Duncan (2008) Itchyfeet: motivations for urban geospatial tagging. In: NordCHI05 '08, 5th Nordic Conference on human-computer interaction, October 18-22, 2008, Lund, Sweden.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1463160.1463213

Abstract

Mobile social computing services are a new breed of application
that require new design paradigms to establish themselves in our
complex urban environment. This paper introduces ‘ItchyFeet’, a
mobile social awareness service for GPS-enabled mobile
handsets, which enables a user and their online social peers to
collaboratively author a shared collection of geospatial tags. The
application encourages users to place tags at socially important
locations; such tags are used as indicators of a user’s current and
past context on their Facebook profile. We report on findings
from a four week user trial of the application, which investigated
the factors that motivated users to leave tags. Our results identify
some of these factors and highlight the complexity of the dynamic
relationship between users, their environment and mobile social
services.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Mobile social computing services are a new breed of application that require new design paradigms to establish themselves in our complex urban environment. This paper introduces ‘ItchyFeet’, a mobile social awareness service for GPS-enabled mobile handsets, which enables a user and their online social peers to collaboratively author a shared collection of geospatial tags. The application encourages users to place tags at socially important locations; such tags are used as indicators of a user’s current and past context on their Facebook profile. We report on findings from a four week user trial of the application, which investigated the factors that motivated users to leave tags. Our results identify some of these factors and highlight the complexity of the dynamic relationship between users, their environment and mobile social services.
Keywords:Human factors, Design, Experimentation, Mobile devices, Tagging, Geospatial tagging, Social networking
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:4923
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:24 Feb 2012 09:55
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:04

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