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Social interaction around a rural community photo display

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Journal publication date12/2009
JournalInternational Journal of Human-Computer Studies
Journal number12
Volume67
Number of pages11
Pages1037-1047
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Public displays of photographs are a common sight in community spaces, yet while much attention has been given recently to the use of digital photography in the home, the community domain remains underexplored. We describe the Wray Photo Display, a public situated display for community-generated photography in an English rural village, which aims to understand the community’s use of photos for social purposes and the ways in which public display technology may support these social interactions. This article presents the techniques used in designing and evaluating the display as well as understanding the community and its use of photos, and our discussion of the issues and challenges presented by this study.