Edwin Keijl

Email: e.keijl[at]student.utwente.nl

Final project assignment

Title:Picalilly: Sharing Photos through Locative Social Media
Startdate:01-08-2012
Completed: No
Mentor:Betsy van Dijk
 
Mobile phones and social media enable people to share information with others whenever they want, wherever they want. More recent developments allow people to augment their sharing experience by geo-tagging their information through GPS enabled phones. This so called ‘locative media’ can be used to facilitate navigation, wayfinding or obtaining information about a physical place or object. Other services let the users tag, rate and recommend public places to other people. Furthermore, people can tell their stories by attaching their own context to a physical location.

During this final project, a smart phone application will be developed through which users can share photos based on their physical location. Users can define groups that are bound to a specific location and share photos with others. A previous pilot study has already been done. Its results, combined with a literature study, will be the starting point for a next user study that will be conducted to investigate the effects of locative media on the sharing behavior of people.

Capita selecta and Research Topics assignment

Title:The Influence of Locative Media on Social Information Sharing
Startdate:01-08-2012
Completed: Yes
Report:http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/verslagen/capita-selecta/RT-Keijl-Edwin.pdf
Mentor:Rieks op den Akker
 
Mobile phones and social media enable people to share information with others whenever they want, wherever they want. More recent developments allow people to augment their sharing experience by geo-tagging their information through GPS enabled phones. This so called 'locative media'can be used to facilitate navigation, wayfinding or obtaining information about a physical place or object. Other services let the users tag, rate and recommend public places to other people. Furthermore, people can tell their stories by attaching their own context to a physical location.

This paper is a literature study on the field of locative media. In order to get a complete overview of the research that is done on location-based social networking, the most recent developments in the field will be investigated, as well as the research methods used to test the user experience. Furthermore, I will investigate the influence of location based media on the sharing habits and social practices of the users of these systems.

The conclusions of this paper will lead to design guidelines and suggestions of research methods that will be used in a user study on locative media.