Presence and the Design of Trust (download)

This dissertation explores how the design of presence and the design of trust affect one another. In this study 2 networked events in the ealy days of Internet have been analyzed, the Galactic Hacker Party in 1989 en the Seropositive Ball in 1990. To better understand how presence and trust are intertwined, the YUTPA framework is developed suggesting that 4 dimensions of time, place, action and relation define how people perform presence and establish trust as result.