Mobile awareness and participation in community-oriented activities

Craig H. Ganoe, Harold R. Robinson, Michael A. Horning, Xiaoyan Xie, John M. Carroll
2010 Proceedings of the 1st International Conference and Exhibition on Computing for Geospatial Research & Application - COM.Geo '10  
We describe the iterative design of a location-sensitive mobile application for community engagement and its use at two consecutive community-oriented "First Night" (New Year's Eve) events. Based on initial analysis of personal status posts, blog posts, and semi-structured interviews, we show that providing users with mobile tools relevant to time and locational contexts in their community can scaffold engagement within a community. In the second year of the study we draw from server log data
more » ... m server log data after the event was promoted for public use. Enhancements to the design are discussed to further support civic participation in distributed community contexts, and design lessons are drawn.
doi:10.1145/1823854.1823868 dblp:conf/comgeo/GanoeRHXC10 fatcat:wab22uemy5h3nfsyrzn4qkpu74