Walking & Talking: Probing the Urban Lived Experience

Submitted by Shenando Stals
Affiliation Eindhoven University of Technology
All authors Stals, S., Smyth, M. and IJsselsteijn, W.
Keywords Mobile methodology; walking interview; measurement; place attachment; place meaning; person-place relationship; urban interaction design.
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Submitted 2013-01-09 17:52
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With ubiquitous mobile computing devices spreading throughout the urban environment of everyday life, there is a growing need to better understand person-place relationships and how technology can play a role in this urban experience. To this end, we propose a mobile methodology called “walking & talking”, an observed walking tour with participants through the city, which is in-situ, makes it easy and motivating for participants to participate and open up. In a case study, this method elicited rich, intimate data, making it a useful research tool for the fields of urban interaction design, mobile and location aware technology and urban planning.
Stefania Matei, University of Bucharest
wrote on 2013-01-26 04:37
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Michelle Brown, York University
wrote on 2013-01-31 17:58
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Quality: 6 Well presented, few errors
Appropriate: 5 Unusual topic
Discussion potential: 3 No motivation is shown

Marian Doerk, Newcastle University, UK
wrote on 2013-02-03 19:54
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Quality: 5 generally well written; missing ref
Appropriate: 3 role of technology not elaborated
Discussion potential: 4 no questions or challenges raised

Shenando Stals, Eindhoven University of Technology
wrote on 2013-02-08 09:42
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