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There's Not an App for That by Matt Jones, Gary Marsden, Simon Robinson

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Chapter 17

Opportunity 5.1

Designing Mindful Communication Apps

Abstract

In other chapters, we’ve encouraged you to think of others and being together. In this Opportunity chapter, we begin by unpacking what being together means, considering notions of space and identity. Then, using a framework that makes you think about the receiver as well as the sender of any communication, you’ll be challenged to think of alternative social and communication apps.

Keywords

CSCW; proxemics; identity; social sharing; social media
What’s the Opportunity?
Current communication and sharing apps are “me” centered: they’re about “me” wanting to send or share something with “you.”
The opportunity is to become more “you” focused. To think, that is, about apps that put other ...

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