Very little research has concurrently explored the influence of both physical space and social context (or place) on the way people engage with a public interactive display. We addressed this issue with a novel approach: studying how people engaged with the same interactive installation in ten situations with varying spatial and social properties. The main finding across these studies is that place trumps space: a conducive social context could overcome a poor physical space and encourage interaction; conversely, an inappropriate social context could inhibit interaction in spaces that might normally facilitate engagement. We discuss this finding in terms of the salience of the display within the space, the visibility of incidental interactions with the installation, the different understandings of place that people can have in the same location, and the role of emergent champions and comperes in encouraging interaction.
|Title of host publication||CHI 2013|
|Subtitle of host publication||Changing Perspectives, Conference Proceedings - The 31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 27 May 2013|
|Event||31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2013: Changing Perspectives - Palais de Congrès de Paris, Paris, France|
Duration: 27 Apr 2013 → 2 May 2013
Conference number: 31
|Conference||31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2013|
|Abbreviated title||CHI 2013|
|Period||27/04/13 → 2/05/13|
|Other||The ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference on human-computer interaction.CHI 2013 is about changing perspectives: we draw |
from the constantly changing perspectives of the diverse CHI community and beyond, but we also change perspectives, offering new visions of people interacting with technology. The conference is multidisciplinary, drawing from science, engineering and design, with contributions from research
and industry in 15 different venues. CHI brings together students and experts from over 60 countries, representing different cultures and different application areas, whose diverse perspectives influence each other.
- Public display
- Situated display