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Title: Friendly but Not Friends: Designing for Spaces Between Friendship and Unfamiliarity
Authors: Lampinen, Airi
McMillan, Donald
Brown, Barry
Faraj, Zarah
Cambazoglu, Deha Nemutlu
Virtala, Christian
Lewkowicz, Myriam
Rohde, Markus
Mulder, Ingrid
Schuler, Douglas
Keywords: Social distance;familiar stranger;liminal space;urban life
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: ACM Press, New York
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 169-172
Abstract: While urban life requires us to maintain a healthy social distance and anonymity from others, a recurring design goal has been to push against this anonymity and assist in the formation of communities. In contrast, our aim in this paper is to design for keeping others at a comfortable distance, without seeming rude or uncongenial. Building on findings from 20 interviews and two design workshops, we present three design explorations that illustrate opportunities to support a sense of friendly connection in local, communal spaces, without promoting the formation of friendship or other long-term engagements, or requiring the effort and commitment they would necessarily demand.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1145/3083671.3083677
ISBN: 978-1-4503-4854-6
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Long Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Troyes, France June 26-30, 2017
Appears in Collections:C&T 2017: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies

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