No cure for curiosity

Jan Seeburger
2012 Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Making Sense Through Design - NordiCHI '12  
Although mobile phones are often used in public urban places to interact with one's geographically dispersed social circle, they can also facilitate interactions with people in the same public urban space. The PlaceTagz study investigates how physical artefacts in public urban places can be utilised and combined with mobile phone technologies to facilitate interactions. Printed on stickers, PlaceTagz are QR codes linking to a digital message board enabling collocated users to interact with each
more » ... other over time resulting in a place-based digital memory. This exploratory project set out to investigate if and how PlaceTagz are used by urban dwellers in a real world deployment. We present findings from analysing content received through PlaceTagz and interview data from application users. QR codes, which do not contain any contextual information, piqued the curiosity of users wondering about the embedded link's destination and provoked comments in regards to people, place and technology.
doi:10.1145/2399016.2399054 dblp:conf/nordichi/Seeburger12 fatcat:x4xxm6ykh5dhhju27puaqpuywi