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Acceptance and perceptions of interactive location-tracking displays

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPervasive Displays 2019 - 8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, PerDis 2019
EditorsVito Gentile, Jessica R. Cauchard
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367516
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019


ConferenceACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays


Tracking the location of people and their mobile devices creates opportunities for new and exciting ways of interacting with public technology. For instance, users can transfer content from public displays to their mobile device without touching it, because location tracking allows automatic recognition of the target device. However, many uncertainties remain regarding how users feel about interactive displays that track them and their mobile devices, and whether their experiences vary based on the setting. To close this research gap, we conducted a 24-participant user study. Our results suggest that users are largely willing - even excited - to adopt novel location-tracking systems. However, users expect control over when and where they are tracked, and want the system to be transparent about its ownership and data collection. Moreover, the deployment setting plays a much bigger role on people's willingness to use interactive displays when location tracking is involved.


  • Acceptance, Location tracking, Location-based services, Mobile devices, Perceptions, Privacy, Public displays, Trust, Ubiquitous computing

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland