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Breaking the Campus Bubble: Informed, Engaged, Connected.

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. , pp. 133-136. ISBN 978-1-902505-95-4

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    Abstract

    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.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 1899 cs_uid ; 391
    Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 41746
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 13 Aug 2008 11:51
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 17 Aug 2012 12:04
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/41746

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