CafeCommons: An exploratory study of public commenting in a university CAFÉ

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Abstract

We report the implementation experiences of a text-based interactive public commenting system, CafeCommons, which was used in a university café for 4 weeks. Our results demonstrated that a) café patrons showed considerable interest in this system, and b) carefully designed prompts could encourage patrons'participation in posting messages. The content analysis of the messages contributed to the literature by showing how people would use this tool in public settings. We discuss some lessons learned from this initial deployment in the hope to inform future studies along this line of research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2012
Pages249-253
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 10 2012
Event7th IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2012 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 14 2012May 16 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2012

Other

Other7th IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period5/14/125/16/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction

Cite this

Du, H., Rosson, M. B., & Carroll, J. M. (2012). CafeCommons: An exploratory study of public commenting in a university CAFÉ. In Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2012 (pp. 249-253). (Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2012). https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2012.772-031