Social Perceptions About Adopting Smartphone Applications in the Context of Collaborative Security

  • Mateus de Oliveira
  • Adriana Prest Mattedi
  • Rodrigo Duarte SeabraEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 800)


Currently, virtual and real social networks overlap through a wide access to Internet-connected devices, which use software and websites that promote interactions among individuals, groups and networks of dynamic relationships. However, it is important to investigate the acceptance and appropriateness of these alternatives in relation to different users’ profiles. This research aims to investigate the perception of a users’ group facing the possible adoption of the Life360 application seeking improvement of family safety. It is a qualitative study conducted by means of questionnaires and interviews with people from the city of Itajubá – MG. The perceptions collected were analyzed from the perspective of the Diffusion of Innovation Theory and the progressive model of adoption. As a result, a low-cost model that allows evaluating critical points in the process of adoption was obtained. It is concluded that Life360 is more suitable for people with higher income and education, given the features found in the progressive model of adoption.


Social Perceive Diffusion of Innovation Theory Collaborative Security Mobile Devices Life360 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mateus de Oliveira
    • 1
  • Adriana Prest Mattedi
    • 2
  • Rodrigo Duarte Seabra
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Production and Management Engineering, Federal University of ItajubáItajubáBrazil
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematics and Computing, Federal University of ItajubáItajubáBrazil

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