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Surfing in the Crowd: Feasibility Study of Experience Sharing in a Taiwanese Night Market
(NOTE: Sheng-Wei Chen is also known as Kuan-Ta Chen.)

Abstract
Social Proximity Applications (SPAs) have prompted a promising opportunity for mobile services that utilize the changes in daily life in the proximity of mobile users. This paper describes our research-in-progress about designing and developing a mobile SPA, which facilitates social interaction among visitors in a night market crowd. This application allows night market visitors to share their experiences in photos with nearby others via their Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. The design was based on a two-week field observation in an attempt to investigate the motivations and attitudes towards applications of this type. After a three-night extensive trial we found the value of the application - privacy-sensitive, playful, and enjoyable, yields high consistency with results from field observation. The ultimate goal is to identify potential engaging design extensions to the current prototype.

Citation
Chao-Lung Lee, Yun-Maw Cheng, Wai Yu, Ching-Long Yeh, Li-Chieh Chen, and Kuan-Ta Chen, "Surfing in the Crowd: Feasibility Study of Experience Sharing in a Taiwanese Night Market," In Proceedings of OZCHI 2008, 2008.

BibTex
@INPROCEEDINGS{lee08:nightmarket,
  AUTHOR     = {Chao-Lung Lee and Yun-Maw Cheng and Wai Yu and Ching-Long Yeh and Li-Chieh Chen and Kuan-Ta Chen},
  TITLE      = {Surfing in the Crowd: Feasibility Study of Experience Sharing in a Taiwanese Night Market},
  BOOKTITLE  = {Proceedings of OZCHI 2008},
  YEAR       = {2008}
}
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