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"Free gigolo on 0422222460": evaluating public SMS interactions

Graham, C. and Widjaja, I. and Rouncefield, M. (2007) "Free gigolo on 0422222460": evaluating public SMS interactions. In: Workshop on In-Situ Evaluation at Mobile HCI 2007, 1900-01-01, Singapore.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the deployment of a open, public SMS service, Txt-2-DISplay, at a public event hosted by a university. The service enabled texting to a public display in the foyer of a building inhabited by ‘regulars’, largely known to each other and with some previous association with the building, and ‘visitors’ who were visiting the building for the day. Here we describe the design of the display and present a summary of the messages sent to the service. We then discuss the implications of our experiences for the evaluation of mobile and ubiquitous systems and present some conclusions regarding usage of this ‘technology probe’ reflect on our approach as a means of evaluating such public interactions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: Workshop on In-Situ Evaluation at Mobile HCI 2007
Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 1848 cs_uid ; 405
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 41697
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2008 10:51
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 02:17
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/41697

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