In the best families: Tracking and relationships

Clara Mancini, Yvonne Rogers, Keerthi Thomas, Adam N Joinson, Blaine A Price, Arosha K Bandara, Lukasz Jedrzejczyk, Bashar Nuseibeh

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Abstract

A growing body of research has been exploring the use of control mechanisms to address the privacy concerns raised by location-tracking technology. We report on a qualitative study of two family groups who used a custom-built tracking application for an extended period of time. Akin to sociological breaching experiments, the study focuses on the interferences between location tracking and relationship management. We analyze the tensions that can arise between affordances of the technology and uses that the contracts between family members legitimize. We describe how, by fostering misperceptions and 'nudging' behaviors, location-tracking technology can generate anxieties and conflicts even in close relationships. We discuss their vulnerability to the overreaching effects of tracking, against which the use of mechanisms such as location-sharing preferences and feedback may not be socially viable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages2419-2428
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450302289
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011, May 7, 2011 - May 12, 2011 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery

Conference

Conference29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011, May 7, 2011 - May 12, 2011
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period1/01/11 → …

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    Mancini, C., Rogers, Y., Thomas, K., Joinson, A. N., Price, B. A., Bandara, A. K., Jedrzejczyk, L., & Nuseibeh, B. (2011). In the best families: Tracking and relationships. In CHI 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts (pp. 2419-2428). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979296