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Supporting (Mobile) User Experience at a Rural Village ‘Scarecrow Festival’: A Formative Study of a Geolocated Photo Mashup Utilising a Situated Display

Cheverst, Keith and Coulton, Paul and Bamford, William and Taylor, Nick (2008) Supporting (Mobile) User Experience at a Rural Village ‘Scarecrow Festival’: A Formative Study of a Geolocated Photo Mashup Utilising a Situated Display. In: Mobile Interaction in the Real World, 2008-09-02, Amsterdam.

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we describe a novel application focus for the web2.0 paradigm of user generated mashups of geo-tagged photos, Here we are interested in photos captured by multiple participants (via their mobile phones) at a community event. Typically, current approaches focus on the production of a digital artefact, viewable on a web page, which supports a post-event reviewing activity, e.g. enabling a user to view photos (taken at the event) geolocated on a Google map backdrop. Our approach – investigated through the use of an exploratory prototype – supports participants at a community event as it takes place. The particular community event studied in this paper is that of a ‘Scarecrow Festival’ held by a rural village in the North of England. The prototype received positive feedback from attendees of the event including those who took and uploaded photos and those who watched the photos appear ‘live’ on the mashup presented on a situated display in the event’s ‘Big Tent’.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: Mobile Interaction in the Real World
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology Probe ; situated display ; community ; interaction ; content sharing ; deployment ; field study ; digital photos
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
    ID Code: 41912
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 09 Sep 2008 14:52
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:53
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/41912

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