Perceptions of visualizing personal mobile communication patterns

Susanna Paasovaara, Ari-Heikki Sarjanoja, Vesa Kyllönen, Jussi Huhtala, Jani Mäntyjärvi, Jonna Häkkilä

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Abstract

Mobile communication technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Yet, do we recognize the patterns how we communicate with each other? In this paper we describe our work on increasing users' self-awareness of their communication with their social network with a mobile phone. We have developed two mobile phone applications, which log and visualize different elements of these patterns, enabling users to recognize the activity and responsiveness of their communication behavior more easily. We conducted a user study with 50 participants, where we compared the two applications and derived information of visualizing personal mobile communication patterns. Our research showed that although people were mostly well aware of the patterns of their social activity, still the majority of them found the applications interesting enough to view on a daily basis. We also report on findings on increased awareness of communication gaps, unexpected activity histories, and unbalanced communication behavior with incoming and outgoing calls/messages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia MUM´10
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0424-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event9th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2010 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 1 Dec 20103 Dec 2010

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2010
Abbreviated titleMUM 2010
CountryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period1/12/103/12/10

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Paasovaara, S., Sarjanoja, A-H., Kyllönen, V., Huhtala, J., Mäntyjärvi, J., & Häkkilä, J. (2010). Perceptions of visualizing personal mobile communication patterns. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia MUM´10 [14] Association for Computing Machinery ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1899475.1899489