Putting systems into place: A qualitative study of design requirements for location-aware community systems

Quentin Jones, Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Steve Whittaker, Keerti Chivakula, Loren Terveen

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Abstract

We present a conceptual framework for location-aware community systems and results from two studies of how sociallydefined places influence people ' s information sharing and communication needs. The first study identified a relationship between people's familiarity with a place and their desire for either stable or dynamic place-related information. The second study explored the utility of various system features highlighted by our conceptual framework. It clarified the role of place information in informal social interaction; it also showed that people valued, and were willing to provide information such as ratings, comments, and event records relevant to a place. These preliminary findings have important implications for the design of location-aware community systems. In particular, they suggest that such systems must integrate information about places with data about users' personal routines and social relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Supported Cooperative Work - Conference Proceedings, CSCW 2004
Pages202-211
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventComputer Supported Cooperative Work - Conference Proceedings, CSCW 2004 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2004Nov 10 2004

Other

OtherComputer Supported Cooperative Work - Conference Proceedings, CSCW 2004
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period11/6/0411/10/04

Keywords

  • Context Aware Computing
  • Diary studies
  • Location Based Services
  • P3-Systems
  • Semi-Structured Interviews
  • Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing
  • Virtual Communities

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