Mobile awareness and participation in community-oriented activities

Craig H. Ganoe, Harold R. Robinson, Michael A. Horning, Xiaoyan Xie, John M. Carroll

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Abstract

We describe the iterative design of a location-sensitive mobile application for community engagement and its use at two consecutive community-oriented "First Night" (New Year's Eve) events. Based on initial analysis of personal status posts, blog posts, and semi-structured interviews, we show that providing users with mobile tools relevant to time and locational contexts in their community can scaffold engagement within a community. In the second year of the study we draw from server log data after the event was promoted for public use. Enhancements to the design are discussed to further support civic participation in distributed community contexts, and design lessons are drawn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCOM.Geo 2010 - 1st International Conference and Exhibition on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 6 2010
Event1st International Conference and Exhibition on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application, COM.Geo 2010 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2010Jun 23 2010

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other1st International Conference and Exhibition on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application, COM.Geo 2010
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period6/21/106/23/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Ganoe, C. H., Robinson, H. R., Horning, M. A., Xie, X., & Carroll, J. M. (2010). Mobile awareness and participation in community-oriented activities. In COM.Geo 2010 - 1st International Conference and Exhibition on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application [10] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/1823854.1823868