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Exploring the effect of spatial layout on mediated urban interactions

Behrens, M; Fatah gen. Schieck, A; Kostopoulou, E; North, S; Motta, W; Ye, L; Schnädelbach, H; (2013) Exploring the effect of spatial layout on mediated urban interactions. In: PerDis '13 Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays. (pp. pp. 79-84). ACM: New York, NY. Green open access

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Abstract

In this paper we focus on the spatial configuration and emergent social interactions in two locations in London mediated by interactive and networked urban displays. Our analysis draws upon interactions mediated through displays we implemented in the real world connecting four urban spaces [1]. We outline our case study and the methodology we implemented, including the analysis of the spatial layout on the micro/local scale in two sites, followed by the observations of social behavior and technologically mediated interactions by actors, spectators and passers-by during two community events, before finally outlining the following identified interaction zones: 1) direct interaction space surrounding the display (direct); 2) the surrounding public space (wide); and 3) across spatial boundaries i.e. the remotely connected space through networked displays (connected) over time. We highlight site-specific interactions and compare them to the more generic types of interactions, thus contributing to the understanding of mediated social interactions. We suggest that the properties of the spatial layout play a significant role and, to a certain extent, frame the type of interactions mediated through public displays. We highlight in particular the dynamic and interconnected nature of this mediation, defined through the spatial layout, people, type of social activities, and time of the day.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Exploring the effect of spatial layout on mediated urban interactions
Event: PerDisp'13: The International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
Location: California, USA
Dates: 2013-06-04 - 2013-06-05
ISBN-13: 978-1-4503-2096-2
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/2491568.2491586
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2491568.2491586
Additional information: © 2013 The Authors/ACM. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in PerDis '13 Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2491568.2491586.
Keywords: Urban Displays, Connected Spaces, Shared Encounters, Spatial and Social Configurations, HCI
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School > Bartlett School of Architecture
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1388195
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