SocialCalm: Social Smiling via MMS

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Using Group Messaging to Spread Smiles

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  • SocialCalm: Social Smiling via MMS

    1. 1. this is your smile
    2. 2. this is your smileyour smile helps you reduce stress[1]
    3. 3. this is your smileyour smile helps you reduce stress[1]your smile causes others to smile[2]
    4. 4. this is your smileyour smile helps you reduce stress[1]your smile causes others to smile[2]your smile helps others reduce stress
    5. 5. what does this mean?
    6. 6. what does this mean?smiling is contagious calming mechanism
    7. 7. designuse technology to enable contagious smiling
    8. 8. design methods +Group text messaging Mobile Phone platform Camera
    9. 9. design methods each day members of the group wouldreceive a smiling picture of me with a prompt at the beginning of the pilot, all were instructed that they had to respond to the prompt
    10. 10. data 3 total groups 4 people/group groups were formed with help of participants in my last pilot(http://slidesha.re/jWnWU1)
    11. 11. results Response Rate100%75%50%25% 0% Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
    12. 12. results Time between the initial trigger and responses of each group was all over the place, rangingfrom immediately after to random times later in the day
    13. 13. surprises since a group messaging platform was used, theresponse of one member of the group served as an additional hot trigger for the rest of the group
    14. 14. surprises since a group messaging platform was used, theresponse of one member of the group served as an additional hot trigger for the rest of the group (which was likely more effective than repeat texts from me)
    15. 15. surprises in the latter days of the pilot, participants sentunprompted smiles to their respective group everyone reported that the pilot was “fun” or “enjoyable” in some manner or another
    16. 16. what’s next Pilot the mechanism on groups without meExpand to more mediums (Twitter, Facebook) Extend the trial beyond 5 days
    17. 17. thanks for viewing! Sean Rosetwitter: @sean_a_rose

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