Fragmentation and transition: understanding perceptions of virtual possessions among young adults in Spain, South Korea and the United States

@inproceedings{Odom2013FragmentationAT,
  title={Fragmentation and transition: understanding perceptions of virtual possessions among young adults in Spain, South Korea and the United States},
  author={William Odom and John Zimmerman and Jodi Forlizzi and Ana L{\'o}pez Higuera and Mauro Marchitto and Jos{\'e} Ca{\~n}as and Youn-Kyung Lim and Tek-Jin Nam and Moon-Hwan Lee and Yeoreum Lee and Da-jung Kim and Yea-Kyung Row and Jinmin Seok and Bokyung Sohn and Heather Moore},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2013}
}
People worldwide are increasingly acquiring collections of virtual possessions. While virtual possessions have become ubiquitous, little work exists on how people value and form attachments to these things. To investigate, we conducted a study with 48 young adults from South Korea, Spain and the United States. The study probed on participants' perceived value of their virtual possessions as compared to their material things, and the comparative similarities and differences across cultures… CONTINUE READING

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