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Designing for neighborhoods: Lessons learned from paper-based bulletin boards

Lopez, C and Farzan, R (2014) Designing for neighborhoods: Lessons learned from paper-based bulletin boards. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Many local information systems struggle to remain viable over time. The low volume of new content that is generated each day in a local community places burdens on the sustainability of such systems [2]. To shed light on designing for local communities, we investigated the content, design and significance of paper-based bulletin boards as sustainable local information systems. We found that their viability is built upon several design strategies such as announcing information about local services and small-scale events; a dual strategy of supporting sense of community and information discovery; and using a flexible, but strategic definition of the communities' geographical boundaries. Future work will investigate these design strategies in online settings.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lopez, C
Farzan, Rrfarzan@pitt.eduRFARZAN
Date: 1 January 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Page Range: 1963 - 1968
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1145/2559206.2581245
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781450324748
Date Deposited: 16 May 2014 17:25
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 04:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21636

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