Sharescape

An interface for place annotation

Ken Reily, Pamela J. Ludford, Loren G Terveen

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Abstract

Many people use the Internet to search for geographically local information, with a growing number of websites dedicated to this task. However, it is not clear exactly how users integrate geographic search with content-based search, nor how to obtain reliable information about places in a geographic region. We created Sharescape, a map-based application in which information is contributed by community members. We conducted a user study to evaluate the utility of this means of obtaining information and to investigate how users integrate geographic and content-based search. Our results suggest that 1) maps create an implicit context in an interface that designers should honor, 2) communitymaintained information about local geography has important benefits over information mined from web sites, and 3) users often are not aware of the privacy implications of their actions, and therefore designers should incorporate special privacy safeguards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNordiCHI 2008
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Bridges - Proceedings of the 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Pages326-333
Number of pages8
Volume358
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventNordiCHI 2008: Building Bridges - 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Lund, Sweden
Duration: Oct 20 2008Oct 22 2008

Other

OtherNordiCHI 2008: Building Bridges - 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
CountrySweden
CityLund
Period10/20/0810/22/08

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Keywords

  • Community
  • Interface design
  • Mapping
  • Privacy
  • Tagging

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Reily, K., Ludford, P. J., & Terveen, L. G. (2008). Sharescape: An interface for place annotation. In NordiCHI 2008: Building Bridges - Proceedings of the 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Vol. 358, pp. 326-333) https://doi.org/10.1145/1463160.1463196

Sharescape : An interface for place annotation. / Reily, Ken; Ludford, Pamela J.; Terveen, Loren G.

NordiCHI 2008: Building Bridges - Proceedings of the 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Vol. 358 2008. p. 326-333.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Reily, K, Ludford, PJ & Terveen, LG 2008, Sharescape: An interface for place annotation. in NordiCHI 2008: Building Bridges - Proceedings of the 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. vol. 358, pp. 326-333, NordiCHI 2008: Building Bridges - 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Lund, Sweden, 10/20/08. https://doi.org/10.1145/1463160.1463196
Reily K, Ludford PJ, Terveen LG. Sharescape: An interface for place annotation. In NordiCHI 2008: Building Bridges - Proceedings of the 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Vol. 358. 2008. p. 326-333 https://doi.org/10.1145/1463160.1463196
Reily, Ken ; Ludford, Pamela J. ; Terveen, Loren G. / Sharescape : An interface for place annotation. NordiCHI 2008: Building Bridges - Proceedings of the 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Vol. 358 2008. pp. 326-333
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