K-Hive: Connectivity through social
Amber Krishan | MFA DT
What is K-HIVE?
Collaboration tools that help conference participants identify and connect with like-minded
individuals within the conference environment.
Onsite collaboration and contact aggregation Profile and contact management through web
through device! interface
Digital technologies have enabled human Social disconnect…
connectivity across the globe
A chance meeting with someone right next to us can lead to an insightful discovery. How many
such discoveries are we losing out on…
Conference participants come together to collaborate and share knowledge. Despite the events
and sessions, participants find it hard to make relevant connections.
“Over 80% of people said that seeing friends and meeting new people was the reason they went
to conferences or it was very important. 53% of people said "attendees they want to hang out
with" is the reason they go to conferences.” (Stormy Peters, executive director of the GNOME Foundation)
What's wrong with that?
In "The endangered joy of serendipity" William McKeen bemoans the decrease of serendipity as a
result of precisely directed and targeted media, searching, and interactions.
The Challenge - Navigating the Information Cloud
Folksonomy tag cloud - by offering many connections and multiple entry paths simultaneously -
may help rejuvenate serendipity in danger in a world of closely focused lists.
Mobile Phone App Integrated Mobile
for The New Phone Service (Dedicated
CHI 2011 Vancouver
Marko Tandefelt (Faculty, Parsons the New School of Design)
Loretta Wolozin (Faculty, Parsons the New School of Design)
Katherine Morawaki (Faculty, Parsons the New School of Design)
Louisa Campbell (Faculty, Parsons the New School of Design)
Jerome Nadel (Executive Vice President Marketing & User Experience, Sagem Wireless, Paris)
Benjamin Bacon (Faculty, IT Manager PIIM)
Brian Willison (Director PIIM)
Scott Pobiner (Assistant Professor - Design and Management)
Jane Pirone (Asst. Professor/DirectorCommunication Design & Technology)
Anezka Sebek (Associate Professor of Media Design ,Director, MFA in Design and Technology)
Joe Saavedra (Student, Parsons the New School of Design)
Ira Goldberg (Student, Parsons the New School of Design)
Sayoko Yoshida (UI designer, Parsons Institute for Information Mapping)
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Statistics of if they are satisfied with the number of people they actually meet