Exploring community building with an awareness display

Vyas, Dhaval, Nijholt, Anton, Eliëns, Anton, & Poelman, Wim (2011) Exploring community building with an awareness display. In Betke, Margrit, Maglogiannis, Ilias, & Pantziou, Grammati (Eds.) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA '11), ACM, Crete, Greece.

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In this paper, we present a field trial of a pervasive system called Panorama that is aimed at supporting social awareness in work environments. Panorama is an intelligent situated display in the staff room of an academic department. It artistically represents non-critical user generated content such as images from holidays, conferences and other social gatherings, as well as textual messages on its display. It also captures images and videos from different public spaces of the department and streams them onto the Panorama screen, using appropriate abstraction techniques. We studied the use of Panorama for two weeks and observed how Panorama affected staff members' social awareness and community building. We report that Panorama simulated curiosity and learning, initiated new interactions and provided a mechanism for cherishing old memories.

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ID Code: 69441
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Social awareness, Qualitative research, Field trial
DOI: 10.1145/2141622.2141643
ISBN: 9781450307727
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 ACM
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2014 05:40
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2015 01:06

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