Augmented Noise - Exploring mobile technology design as an enabler of social interaction and spatial awareness.

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title Augmented Noise - Exploring mobile technology design as an enabler of social interaction and spatial awareness.
Author Hastrup, Sebastian
Date 2017
English abstract
Since the introduction of the Walkman in the 1980s, an increasing amount of people are using mobile music devices in our urban environments. The research on the sociological aspects of this phenomenon has become known as the ‘iPod culture’. It describes people aestheticising these noisy urban environments by replacing them with mobile music listening, which presents obvious benefits regarding personal entertainment and wellbeing. However, some studies have revealed several cases of users experiencing social isolation as a consequence of using mobile music devices. Therefore, this study explores the problem of designing a user experience that can provide the appealing qualities of mobile music listening while simultaneously enabling spatial and social awareness of the urban environment. The study explores this problem by applying a methodology inspired by research through design, involving an iterative design process centred around the design of a mobile reactive music prototype application, which was eventually named Reactiscape. To validate and evaluate the success of the prototype design, different stakeholders have been involved throughout the entire design process. The results show that the users experienced a stronger connection to the urban soundscape when using Reactiscape, while still maintaining a musically appealing user experience. In a broader sense, these results indicate that novel mobile technology design has every opportunity to increase real world social interaction, rather than being a source of social isolation.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Teknik och samhälle
Pages 94
Language eng (iso)
Subject Media Technology
Soundscape
iPod Culture
Mobile Music Devices
Social Isolation
Spatial Awareness
Reactive Music
Social Interaction
Reactiscape
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