People, places, and perceptions: Effects of location check-in awareness on impressions of strangers

Colin Fitzpatrick, Jeremy P Birnholtz, Darren Gergle

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Social media platforms and mobile applications increasingly include geographic features and services. While previous research has looked into how people perceive, interpret, and act on information available about a person, the spatial self, an individual's display of mobility through space for identity performance, is underexplored, especially in encounters with strangers. Strangers themselves offer a unique potential for exploring relational contexts and how those may relate to interpreting and reacting to the spatial self. We ran a 3 (map: personal, social, and task) × 3 (relationship: date, friend, coworker) × 2 (gender of participant: female, male) laboratory experiment with a mixed model design to see if and how the spatial self affects interest in future interaction. We find that maps, relationship, and gender all affect the ways in which people interpret and act on expressing interest in an individual. We discuss theoretical and design implications of how spatial selves affect this process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages295-305
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344081
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 6 2016
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Sep 6 2016Sep 9 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016

Other

Other18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFlorence
Period9/6/169/9/16

Keywords

  • Check-ins
  • Experiment
  • Impression formation
  • Location
  • Logistic regression
  • Relationships
  • Spatial self

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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