User Centric Media. Second International ICST Conference, UCMedia 2010, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 1-3, 2010. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

KnoWhere: User’s Attitudes towards and Experiences with an Experimental Location Based Service

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-35145-7_6,
        author={Roland Craigie and Doug Williams and Stephen Johnson},
        title={KnoWhere: User’s Attitudes towards and Experiences with an Experimental Location Based Service},
        proceedings={User Centric Media. Second International ICST Conference, UCMedia 2010, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 1-3, 2010. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={UCMEDIA},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={location based services Wi-Fi mobile},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-35145-7_6}
    }
    
  • Roland Craigie
    Doug Williams
    Stephen Johnson
    Year: 2012
    KnoWhere: User’s Attitudes towards and Experiences with an Experimental Location Based Service
    UCMEDIA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35145-7_6
Roland Craigie1,*, Doug Williams1,*, Stephen Johnson1,*
  • 1: BT Innovation and Design
*Contact email: roland.craigie@bt.com, doug.williams@bt.com, stephen.h.johnson@bt.com

Abstract

Users’ attitudes towards the use of an experimental location based service running on a mobile phone using Wi-Fi beacons as a locator are reported. Twenty one users took part in the trial and sixteen went on to be active users. Detailed results based on logging and user interviews are reported exploring usage, perceptions and experiences. The attitudes reported to a service of this type were generally positive.