Rethinking the smart closet as an opportunity to enhance the social currency of clothing

Jennifer A. Rode, Rachel Magee, Melinda Sebastian, Alan Black, Rachel Yudell, Aly Gibran, Nora McDonald, John Zimmerman

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Abstract

Here we present findings of a needs validation study of 18- 25 year old women and their wardrobes. Based on their feedback, we developed a prototype system that allows for borrowing and sharing of information about clothing via Facebook. The novelty of our interface lies in its combining RFID tags and social networking. In doing so we bridge the material and virtual realms and demonstrate the importance of material culture for ubiquitous computing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
Pages183-192
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2012
Event14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 5 2012Sep 8 2012

Publication series

NameUbiComp'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing

Other

Other14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period9/5/129/8/12

Keywords

  • Gender
  • Material culture
  • Privacy
  • Qualitative
  • Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Rode, J. A., Magee, R., Sebastian, M., Black, A., Yudell, R., Gibran, A., McDonald, N., & Zimmerman, J. (2012). Rethinking the smart closet as an opportunity to enhance the social currency of clothing. In UbiComp'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (pp. 183-192). (UbiComp'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing). https://doi.org/10.1145/2370216.2370245