Shareable on Our Recent Work and CHI Paper / by dan turner

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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