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      Shopping for Clothes: From Meeting Individual Needs to Socializing


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      Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017) (HCI)

      digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive

      3 - 6 July 2017

      Clothes, shopping, cognition, activity theory, Human-Computer Interaction



            In this paper, we analyze how shopping for clothes continues to be a social phenomenon, despite technological advances. Using a grounded theory approach, we coded 16 semi-structured interviews to develop process models of online and in-store shopping and to identify the constraints of each method. We then analyzed apparel shopping from the lens of Engeström’s model of Activity Theory to compare online and in-store shopping at a conceptual level. We offer design recommendations for building systems and processes that bridge the gap between online and offline shopping.


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            July 2017
            July 2017
            : 1-7
            [0001]Clemson University School of Computing

            215 McAdams Hall, Clemson SC 29634
            © Sinha et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2017 – Digital Make-Believe. Sunderland, UK.

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            Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)
            Sunderland, UK
            3 - 6 July 2017
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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