Review on Interaction Design for Social Context in Public Spaces

  • Xu LinEmail author
  • Jun Hu
  • Matthias Rauterberg
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9180)


This paper presents a structured literature review on interaction design for social contexts in public spaces, especially the research on designing for public interactive facilities, such as public displays, interactive installations and media façades, aiming to gain a holistic understanding on current research. A framework is also introduced to help summarize current research focuses, considering interaction process, social impacts and spatial factors as three main layers of it. Based on the framed results, the paper discusses possible design opportunities and challenges, bringing new perspectives into interaction design in public spaces.


Public space Social context Interaction design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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