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A qualitative analysis of local community communications

Redhead, Fiona & Brereton, Margot (2006) A qualitative analysis of local community communications. In Kjeldskov, Jesper & Paay, Jeni (Eds.) Proceedings of the 18th Australia conference on Computer-Human Interaction : OZCHI 2006 - Design: activities artefacts and environments, 20 - 24 November 2006, Australia, New South Wales, Sydney.

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Abstract

This paper explores how people communicate in reference to local interests and suggests information and communication technology (ICT) design for enhancement of local community networks. Qualitative data was gathered from participant observations of local community collective action and open interviews with active community members. Data analysis revealed concepts, leading to categories in relation to local interactions and interests. Design suggestions consider introducing people to local community private-strategic activity via public displays that indicate simple entry points to active participation, and creating information collections according to local community perspectives for long-term reference.

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ID Code: 26066
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: ICT, Community informatics, Communities of Practice, Grounded theory
ISBN: 1-59593-545-2
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 > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright ACM, 2006.
Copyright Statement: This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of the 18th Australia conference on Computer-Human Interaction : OZCHI 2006 - Design: activities artefacts and environments, 2006 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1228175.1228245
Deposited On: 01 Jul 2009 11:26
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 14:10

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