cixd creative interaction design lab.

Daehyun presented a poster at CSCW 2022

Daehyun Kwak presented his poster titled "Exploring Users’ Experiences of 'Suggested Posts' in Social Media Through the Lens of Social Networking and Interactions" at CSCW 2022 Virtual Conference. This work explored how system-driven recommendations on Instagram influence user experiences of social interactions. This study revealed that suggested posts acted as a double-edged sword for communication with their actual friends, acted as an obstacle for digital self-presentation, and acted as an unwanted force that compel users to increase social groups. Based on the findings, this paper discusses the importance of considering user agency over social interactions in designing user experiences of recommendations provided in social media.