Engaging the Community Through Places: An User Study of People’s Festival Stories

Xiying Wang, Tiffany Knearem, Han Jun Yoon, Hedgie Jo, Jackeline Lee, Junwoo Seo, John M. Carroll

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Abstract

Peoples lived experiences, stories, and memories about local places endow meaning to a community, which can play an important role in community engagement. We investigated the meaning of place through the lens of peoples memories of a local arts festival. We first designed, developed, and deployed a web application to collect peoples festival stories. We then developed our interview study based on 28 stories collected through the web app in order to generate rich conversations with 18 festival attendees. Our study identifies three parallel meanings that a place can hold based on the following types of festival attendees: experience seekers, nostalgia travelers, and familiar explorers. We further discuss how information technology can facilitate community engagement based on those parallel meanings of place.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation in Contemporary Society - 14th International Conference, iConference 2019, Proceedings
EditorsMichelle H. Martin, Bonnie Nardi, Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Natalie Greene Taylor
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages315-326
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030157418
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event14th International Conference on Information in Contemporary Society, iConference 2019 - Washington, United States
Duration: Mar 31 2019Apr 3 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11420 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Information in Contemporary Society, iConference 2019
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period3/31/194/3/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Wang, X., Knearem, T., Yoon, H. J., Jo, H., Lee, J., Seo, J., & Carroll, J. M. (2019). Engaging the Community Through Places: An User Study of People’s Festival Stories. In M. H. Martin, B. Nardi, C. Christian-Lamb, & N. G. Taylor (Eds.), Information in Contemporary Society - 14th International Conference, iConference 2019, Proceedings (pp. 315-326). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11420 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15742-5_31