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Next2You: A Social Application for Nearby Strangers

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
EventInternational Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Period1/01/00 → …


Encouraging social interaction between collocated strangers has become an increasingly popular topic in Computer Supported Collaborative Work research and interaction design. The research aims to foster more social interaction between collocated people to, e.g., produce positive new encounters and increase social awareness. To address these social goals, we developed Next2You, a proximity-based social mobile application. Its design builds on the principles of gamification, progressive disclosure and light-weight interactions. This paper summarizes the novelties in the design and implementation of Next2You.


  • gamification, proximity-based systems, social interaction

Field of science, Statistics Finland