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Suburban nostalgia : the community building potential of urban screens

Satchell, Christine, Foth, Marcus, Hearn, Gregory N., & Schroeter, Ronald (2008) Suburban nostalgia : the community building potential of urban screens. In Vetere, Frank, Graham, Connor, & Satchell, Christine (Eds.) Proceedings of OZCHI : Australasian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, ACM, Cairns, pp. 243-246.

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Abstract

Urbanely nomadic residents are increasingly forgoing the potential of locale based serendipitous encounters in favour of digitally mediated interactions within their walled garden of existing social networks. This limits a sense of community in urban neighbourhoods to members of one’s social network, but what of interactions with those outside of these networks, such as inhabitants of residential spaces? We report on our pilot study of open ended interviews which investigates the different user archetypes whose needs we consider when designing social technology for urban spaces. We propose a design to extend the sense of community in urban neighbourhoods beyond pure network sociality. Through a lens of ‘suburban nostalgia’ we envision how neighbourhood interactions might be retrofitted in new ways through civic engagement in the enhancement of environments.

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ID Code: 17167
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Urban informatics, Urban screens, Shared displays, Urban residential environments, Suburban nostalgia
DOI: 10.1145/1517744.1517758
ISBN: 0980306345
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Interactive Media (190205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 The authors and CHISIG
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2009 08:47
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 11:36

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