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Breaking the Campus Bubble: Informed, Engaged, Connected.

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Published

Publication date2007
Host publicationBCS-HCI '07 Proceedings of the 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference on People and Computers: HCI...but not as we know it
Pages133-136
Number of pages4
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceBritish Human Computer Interaction
CityLancaster
Period1/09/07 → …

Conference

ConferenceBritish Human Computer Interaction
CityLancaster
Period1/09/07 → …

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.