The Community Board: Building Local Community Balakrishna Chennupati Advisor: Eli Blevis
Declining Social Interaction
Impact of Social Interaction
Create Online Interaction that facilitates
Review of existing Technologies
P. Kollock. Design Principles for Online Communities. Harvard Conference on the Internet and Society, 1996.
Repeated Social Interaction
A Persistent Identity
Millen, D. R. and Patterson, J. F. Stimulating social engagement in a community network. In Proceedings of the 2002 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 16 - 20, 2002). CSCW '02. ACM, New York, NY, 306-313.
Familiarity with other communication technologies drives participation.
People who spend non-work time socializing and on internet activities participate more.
Dieberger, A., Dourish, P., Hook, K., Resnick, P., and Wexelblat, A. Social navigation: techniques for building more usable systems. interactions 7, 6 (Nov. 2000), 36-45.
Users’ awareness of each other contributes to creating a social experience.
Informs the users of appropriate behaviors.
The space becomes more alive and inviting.
Churchill, E. F., Nelson, L., Denoue, L., Helfman, J., and Murphy, P Sharing multimedia content with interactive public displays: a case study. In Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Designing interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques (Cambridge, MA, USA, August 01 – 04, 2004). DIS '04. ACM, New York, NY, 7-16.
Zhao, Q. A. and Stasko, J. T. What's happening?: the community awareness application. In CHI '00 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (The Hague, The Netherlands, April 01 - 06, 2000). CHI '00. ACM, New York, NY, 253-254.
Resnick, Paul and Vishant Shah. Photo Directories: A Tool for Organizing Sociability in Neighborhoods and Organizations. Working paper, September 2002.
A leader produces the photo directory
Makes use of his natural sociability.
A way for individuals to signal willingness.
Creates a sense of group identity.
Interviewed 6 people
4 women and 2 men
Who do you know in the neighborhood?
How did you meet them ?
Do you want to know your neighbors?
Did you see any signs of your neighbors?
Do you participate in neighborhood activities?
People are busy and think neighborhood interactions are a demand on time and privacy.
People meet other people when they have a common interest.
People want purposeful interactions.
Interactions happen in Public Space
On the Porch, Street or in Public Events.
Some people are not comfortable having people visit them at home.
Acquaintance takes time.
Some people are active and know a lot of people.
House ownership affects participation.
Review of Existing Social Networking Sites
Social Networking Sites
General Social Networking
Insights for Design
Increasing awareness of neighbors promotes interaction.
Creating a persistent identity increases awareness.
Need for a quick way to participate.
Engage everyone , including tenants and short-term residents.
Make use of active residents to foster connections.
Provide recognizable incentive for participating.
Provide opportunities for offline interaction.
Enable people to meet people of similar interest.
The Design: The Community Board
Website + Public Display awareness
Registration quick way
Posting Content in the campus| quick way
Content recognizable incentive engage everyone
Content persistent identity active residents similar interest