Shareable on Our Recent Work and CHI Paper

In other words, one of the central debates concerning the meaning of the sharing economy revolves around motivation. What do users of sharing services really want? A group of researchers from the Palo Alto Research Center, Penn State, and UC Santa Cruz recently posed this question in “A Muddle of Models of Motivation for Using Peer-to-Peer Economy Systems,” which they will present before the upcoming CHI 2015 conference on human computer interaction. Through a series of interviews with peer-to-peer (P2P) service users and providers, the report’s authors—Victoria Bellotti, Alexander Ambard, Daniel Turner, Christina Gossmann, Kamila Demková, and John M. Carroll—uncovered a notable mismatch between users’ expressed motivations and providers’ understanding of the same.

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