Breaching barriers to collaboration in public spaces

Trine Heinemann, Robb Mitchell

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Abstrakt

Technology provoking disparate individuals to collaborate or share experiences in the public space faces a difficult barrier, namely the ordinary social order of urban places. We employed the notion of the breaching experiment to explore how this barrier might be overcome. We analyse responses to a set of city center social interventions to reveal four themes: "offering collaboration", "requesting collaboration", "allowing for collaboration" and "making collaboration contextually relevant". Each of these breaching experiments in different ways helps reveal the ordinary social organization of life in public spaces. Arising from this, we argue for the importance of qualities such as availability, facilitation, perspicuous settings, and perspicuous participants to encourage and support co-located strangers to collaborate and share experiences.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI '14
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato2014
Sider213-220
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4503-2635-3
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2014
Begivenhed8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction - Munich, Tyskland
Varighed: 16. feb. 201419. feb. 2014

Konference

Konference8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
LandTyskland
ByMunich
Periode16/02/201419/02/2014

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