People, content, location : sweet spotting urban screens for situated engagement

Schroeter, Ronald, Foth, Marcus, & Satchell, Christine (2012) People, content, location : sweet spotting urban screens for situated engagement. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, Association for Computing Machinery, Newcastle University, Newcastle, pp. 146-155.

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A growing body of research is looking at ways to bring the processes and benefits of online deliberation to the places they are about and in turn allow a larger, targeted proportion of the urban public to have a voice, be heard, and engage in questions of city planning and design. Seeking to take advantage of the civic opportunities of situated engagement through public screens and mobile devices, our research informed a public urban screen content application DIS that we deployed and evaluated in a wide range of real world public and urban environments. For example, it is currently running on the renowned urban screen at Federation Square in Melbourne. We analysed the data from these user studies within a conceptual framework that positions situated engagement across three key parameters: people, content, and location. We propose a way to identify the sweet spot within the nexus of these parameters to help deploy and run interactive systems to maximise the quality of the situated engagement for civic and related deliberation purposes.

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ID Code: 50083
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Public screens, mobile media, locative media, place-based community engagement, mobile interaction, urban informatics
DOI: 10.1145/2317956.2317980
ISBN: 978-1-4503-1210-3
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author; ACM New York, NY, USA ©2012
Deposited On: 03 May 2012 23:59
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 00:49

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