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Walking & talking: probing the urban lived experience.

Stals, Shenando; Smyth, Michael; Ijsselsteijn, Wijnand


Shenando Stals

Wijnand Ijsselsteijn


With ubiquitous mobile computing devices spreading throughout the urban environment of everyday life, there is a growing need to better understand person-place relationships and how technology can play a role in this urban experience. To this end, we propose a mobile methodology called Walking & Talking, an observed walking tour with participants through the city, which makes it easy and motivating for them to discuss their personal relationships with a place. The paper will describe a case study where the method was successfully applied to elicit rich, contextualized and intimate data, making it a useful research tool for the fields of urban interaction design and mobile & location aware technology

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name NordiCHI'14 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational
Start Date Oct 26, 2014
End Date Oct 30, 2014
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Oct 7, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 737-746
Book Title Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Fun, Fast, Foundational - NordiCHI '14
ISBN 978-1-4503-2542-4
Keywords Ubiquitous computing; mobile devices; urban environment; person-place relationships; urban interaction;
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