What Lies Above: Alternative User Experiences Produced Through Focussing Attention on GNSS Infrastructure

@inproceedings{Wood2017WhatLA,
  title={What Lies Above: Alternative User Experiences Produced Through Focussing Attention on GNSS Infrastructure},
  author={Christopher Wood and Stefan Poslad and Antonios Kaniadakis and Jennifer Gabrys},
  booktitle={Conference on Designing Interactive Systems},
  year={2017}
}
This paper describes a study in which participants were made aware of the presence of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) infrastructure (often colloquially known as GPS) through an exaggeration of its breakdowns and a defamiliarisation of its use. We found that, by drawing attention to satellites and their signals, participants began to feel part of a larger system and to reflect on their sociotechnical practices within that system. These reflections included playful exploration and an… CONTINUE READING
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