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Sensors 2015, 15(7), 16210-16224;

User Expectations for Media Sharing Practices in Open Display Networks

Centro Algoritmi, University of Minho, Guimarães 4800-058, Portugal
CITAR/School of Arts, Portuguese Catholic University, Porto 4169-005, Portugal
Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213, PA, USA
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Academic Editors: Jesús Fontecha and Paul Mccullagh
Received: 30 April 2015 / Revised: 25 June 2015 / Accepted: 25 June 2015 / Published: 6 July 2015
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Open Display Networks have the potential to allow many content creators to publish their media to an open-ended set of screen displays. However, this raises the issue of how to match that content to the right displays. In this study, we aim to understand how the perceived utility of particular media sharing scenarios is affected by three independent variables, more specifically: (a) the locativeness of the content being shared; (b) how personal that content is and (c) the scope in which it is being shared. To assess these effects, we composed a set of 24 media sharing scenarios embedded with different treatments of our three independent variables. We then asked 100 participants to express their perception of the relevance of those scenarios. The results suggest a clear preference for scenarios where content is both local and directly related to the person that is publishing it. This is in stark contrast to the types of content that are commonly found in public displays, and confirms the opportunity that open displays networks may represent a new media for self-expression. This novel understanding may inform the design of new publication paradigms that will enable people to share media across the display networks. View Full-Text
Keywords: locative media; location-based networks; social media; public displays; open display networks locative media; location-based networks; social media; public displays; open display networks

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Jose, R.; Cardoso, J.C.S.; Hong, J. User Expectations for Media Sharing Practices in Open Display Networks. Sensors 2015, 15, 16210-16224.

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