How and Why People Use Camera Phones

  title={How and Why People Use Camera Phones},
  author={Tim Kindberg and Mirjana Spasojevic and Rowanne Fleck and Abigail Sellen},
In this paper we describe an in-depth study into how people (adults and young people) use their camera phones. Using a combined method of interviews and grounded discussions around a sample of actual photos, we look at people’s intentions at the time of capture, subsequent patterns of use, and desires for future technology. The result is a 6-part taxonomy which provides a framework for describing the way images are used both for sharing and personal use, and for affective (or emotional) reasons… CONTINUE READING
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