Augmenting daily spaces and objects for opportunistic social interaction

Beatrice Monastero*

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The objective of my research is to investigate how daily objects can be augmented with embedded technologies to support public opportunistic sociality (i.e. social curiosity, awareness, f2f interaction). I investigate how inhabitants of public spaces discover and use the augmented objects and the effects on daily sociality. I explore how different modes of engagement impact on interactions and how these vary in different locations. I address my research questions by deploying technological prototypes in month-lasting studies in the wild. I rely on both quantitative and qualitative methods to analyse how heterogeneous and differently recurrent users discover make sense and appropriate technologies over time in relation to situated sociality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI 2018 - Beyond Mobile
Subtitle of host publicationThe Next 20 Years - 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Conference Proceedings Adjunct
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359412
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 Sep 20186 Sep 2018
Conference number: 20


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Abbreviated titleMobileHCI


  • Augmented Spaces
  • Embedded technology
  • Sociality

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