Day, N and Sas, Corina and Dix, A and Motoko, T and Bevan, C and Clare, D (2007) Breaking the Campus Bubble: Informed, Engaged, Connected. In: BCS-HCI '07 Proceedings of the 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference on People and Computers: HCI...but not as we know it. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 133-136. ISBN 978-1-902505-95-4
This paper introduces UniVote, a system supporting mobile phone-based interaction with public displays. The case study carried out at Lancaster University indicates that the campus "bubble" in which students live can lead to feelings of isolation within an insular community cut off from the outside world. UniVote makes use of a voting system to help elicit user involvement, keep users informed of campus- and world-wide events and news and create a sense of community. Findings of this preliminary study suggest that the campus "bubble" can indeed be broken, and the voting component of the system particularly fosters interaction and human connectedness.
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