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Title: WI-FI USE IN QUASI-PUBLIC PLACES
Authors: CHOW KEAT ALVIN
Keywords: Real Estate
RE
Yuen Belinda
2007/2008 RE
Issue Date: 27-Jul-2017
Citation: CHOW KEAT ALVIN (2017-07-27). WI-FI USE IN QUASI-PUBLIC PLACES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study addresses the emerging phenomenon of ubiquitous computing due to Wi-Fi use in public spaces. In particular, quasi-publics spaces or privately own public spaces are examined. To understand the relationship between Wi-Fi use and a public space’s character, the study triangulates a quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify two broad uses of Wi-Fi ; work use or non-work use. The findings show that Wi-Fi use is popular for work-related activities and interaction between Wi-Fi users are minimal. In addition, infrastructural support in terms of power outlets for Wi-Fi users who use laptops appear inadequate. These findings challenge the conventional wisdom that good public spaces should encourage social interaction. If the actual use of public space is indeed increasingly privatized due to Wi-Fi use, urban planners must specify new parameters in their policies to accommodate ‘private spaces’ within public space. Private developers must also face the dilemma of providing infrastructural support for Wi-Fi users and incurring additional costs.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/221374
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