Exploring Community Building with an Awareness Display

Dhaval Vyas, Antinus Nijholt, A.P.W. Eliens, Wim Poelman

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we present a field trial of a pervasive system called Panorama that is aimed at supporting social awareness in work environments. Panorama is an intelligent situated display in the staff room of an academic department. It artistically represents non-critical user generated content such as images from holidays, conferences and other social gatherings, as well as textual messages on its display. It also captures images and videos from different public spaces of the department and streams them onto the Panorama screen, using appropriate abstraction techniques. We studied the use of Panorama for two weeks and observed how Panorama affected staff members’ social awareness and community building. We report that Panorama simulated curiosity and learning, initiated new interactions and provided a mechanism for cherishing old memories.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication4th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2011)
    EditorsFillia Makedon
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages17:1-17:8
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0772-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2011
    Event4th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2011), Heraklion, Creete, Greece: 4th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2011) - New York
    Duration: 21 May 2011 → …

    Publication series

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    PublisherACM

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2011), Heraklion, Creete, Greece
    CityNew York
    Period21/05/11 → …

    Keywords

    • IR-79112
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • EWI-20448
    • METIS-285204

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