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Viewpoint: Empowering communities with situated voting devices

Taylor, N, Marshall, J, Blum-Ross, A, Mills, J, Rogers, J, Egglestone, P, Frohlich, DM, Wright, P and Olivier, P (2012) Viewpoint: Empowering communities with situated voting devices In: Computer-Human Interaction (CHI 2012), 2012-05-05 - 2012-05-10, Austin Texas.

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Abstract

Viewpoint is a public voting device developed to allow residents in a disadvantaged community to make their voices heard through a simple, lightweight interaction. This was intended to open a new channel of communication within the community and increase community members' perception of their own efficacy. Local elected officials and community groups were able to post questions on devices located in public spaces, where residents could vote for one of two responses. Question authors were subsequently required to post a response indicating any actions to be taken. Following a two-month trial, we present our experiences and contribute guidelines for the design of public democracy tools and dimensions impacting their effectiveness, including credibility, efficacy and format.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Taylor, NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Marshall, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Blum-Ross, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mills, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rogers, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Egglestone, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Frohlich, DMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wright, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Olivier, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2012
Identification Number : 10.1145/2207676.2208594
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID
PublisherACM, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 01 Aug 2013 16:31
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 20:09
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/775143

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