The #selfiestation: Design and Use of a Kiosk for Taking Selfies in the Enterprise

  • Casey Dugan
  • Sven Laumer
  • Thomas Erickson
  • Wendy Kellogg
  • Werner Geyer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9297)


This paper describes the design and use of the #selfiestation, a kiosk for taking selfies. Deployed in an office of a large enterprise, its use was studied through analysis of 821 photos taken by 336 users over 24 weeks and interviews with 10 users. The findings show high adoption amongst residents (81.5 %); describe selfie usage patterns (funatics, communicators, check-ins, doppelgangers, and groupies); illustrate social photo-taking behavior (78.6 % of users posed as part of groups, and those who did took almost four times as many photos); and raises questions for future investigations into flexibility in self-representation over time. Office residents seeing social and community-building value in selfies suggests that they have a place in the enterprise.


Selfies Faces Social media Enterprise Self-representation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Casey Dugan
    • 1
  • Sven Laumer
    • 3
  • Thomas Erickson
    • 2
  • Wendy Kellogg
    • 2
  • Werner Geyer
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM ResearchCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.IBM ResearchYorktownUSA
  3. 3.Information Systems and ServicesUniversity of BambergBambergGermany

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