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Publication Detail
Swipe ‘I like’: location based digital narrative through embedding the ‘Like’ button in the real world
  • Publication Type:
    Conference presentation
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Presentation
  • Authors:
    Behrens MM
  • Date:
    30/06/2011
  • Status:
    Unpublished
  • Name of Conference:
    5th International Conference on Communities & Technologies - Digital Cities 7
  • Conference place:
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Conference start date:
    29/06/2011
  • Conference finish date:
    02/07/2011
  • Language:
    English
  • Keywords:
    ubiquitous computing, HCI, NFC, RFID, location based, facebook, social network, Like button, Oyster card
  • Addresses:
    University College London (UCL)
    Faculty of the Built Environment
    The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies
    14 Upper Woburn Place
    London
    WC1H 0NN
    United Kingdom
Abstract
This project explores the novel situation and design space that emerges through implementing the popular digital ‘Like’ feature as ‘tangible interface’ that connects to the location of the events on which people comment in the real world. This paper describes a pilot study we conducted in order to investigate the potential of geo tagging people’s likes and dislikes expressed currently mainly in a digital form through social network applications such as Facebook. The aim is to augment virtual communication in Facebook with location based narratives and real time sharing of people’s preference for events that take place in the real world. The design process, implementation in a real world context, feedback collected together with observations enable the discussion of wider issues raised, in particular in relation to privacy, and highlight the potential in particular when implementing RFID or NFC into mobile phones for future prospects.
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