Embedding a Crowd inside a Relay Baton:A Case Study in a Non-Competitive Sporting Activity

Curmi, Franco and Ferrario, Maria Angela Felicita Cristina and Whittle, Jonathan Nicholas David (2017) Embedding a Crowd inside a Relay Baton:A Case Study in a Non-Competitive Sporting Activity. In: CHI '17 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 2359-2370. ISBN 9781450346559

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Abstract

This paper presents a digital relay baton that connects long-distance runners with distributed online spectators. Such baton broadcasts athletes’ live locative data to a social network and communicates back remote-crowd support through haptic and audible cheers. Our work takes an exploratory design approach to bring new insights into the design of real-time techno-mediated social support. The prototype was deployed during a 170-mile charity relay race across the UK with 13 participants, 261 on-line supporters, and collected a total of 3153 ‘cheers’. We report on the insights collected during the design and deployment process and identify three fundamental design considerations: the degree of expressiveness afforded by the system design, the context applicability, and the data flow within the social network

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Additional Information: © ACM. 2017. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in CHI '17 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025551
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 84842
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2017 10:52
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2020 05:47
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/84842

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