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Designing for bystanders:reflections on building a public digital forum

Tang, Anthony and Finke, Mattias and Blackstock, Michael and Leung, Rock and Deutscher, Meghan and Lea, Rodger (2008) Designing for bystanders:reflections on building a public digital forum. In: CHI '08 Proceedings of the twenty-sixth annual SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, pp. 879-882. ISBN 9781605580111

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Abstract

In this paper, we reflect on the design and deployment process of MAGICBoard, a public display deployed in a university setting that solicits the electronic votes and opinions of bystanders on trivial but amusing topics. We focus on the consequences of our design choices with respect to encouraging bystanders to interact with the public display. Bystanders are individuals around the large display who may never fully engage with the application itself, but are potential contributors to the system. Drawing on our recent experiences with MAGICBoard, we present a classification of bystanders, and then discuss three design themes relevant to the design of systems for bystander use: graduated proximal engagement, lowering barriers for interaction and supporting covert engagement.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 54846
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 31 May 2012 09:59
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2017 03:48
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54846

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