Walking & Talking: Probing the Urban Lived Experience

Stals, S., Smyth, M., IJsselsteijn, W. (2014). Walking & Talking: Probing the Urban Lived Experience. In: (Ed.) Proc of NordiCHI, , () ( ed.). (pp. 737-746). : . ACM Press.



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.
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Michael Smyth
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Interaction Design
Interaction Design is concerned with the design of interactive objects and spaces and with the delivery of high quality user experiences (UX). For example, expressive interaction describes the range of new forms of human-computer interaction that are made available through technologies based on...

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