Theses Master's

Understanding Motivations Behind Co-Located Stranger Interactions

Karp, Jay

As humans we have great potential as individuals, but our relationships define who we are. While not all relationships begin as stranger interactions with zero knowledge (they can originate through interactions with a friend of a friend or an online connection for example), new people often grow into acquaintances, best friends, or even life partners. In this research, we are interested in better understanding how to facilitate meaningful relationships between strangers in co-located social interactions through technology, specifically looking at how technology can help generate follow through and ease awkwardness for co-located stranger interactions.


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Academic Units
Computer Science
Thesis Advisors
Smith, Brian Anthony
M. S., Columbia University
Published Here
March 8, 2023