talking about location in UX. random tidbits at this session follow …
apparently mozilla looked at location based preferences
location relevance depends on time. some of it highly real-time based and “useless” afterwards, dopplr based on the future #uxcamplondon
great locations, in human terms “the cheapest pub near me” “the away match” #uxcamplondon
“home ground advantage”: knowing about your own area helps you, e.g. living near football stadium, you don’t go shopping. (discussion about “match day” conditions on parking restrictions – which sport, what match, is today a match day???)
mapumental – good example of embodying tacit knowledge locals have
kevin lynch – talks about legibility of a city. http://www.csiss.org/classics/content/62 e.g. NYC cnr of 5rd and 27th. easy. whereas london – easy to get lost, which is maybe why postcodes are so specific, to compensate. Ireland doesn’t have a postcode system outside Dublin (wot?!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_code#Ireland.
Will there be laws to prevent discriminating based on location? Companies like BT and Royal Mail have social obligation policies.