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Pervasive Computing and Environmental Sustainability: Two Conference Workshops
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Marcus Foth, Eric Paulos, Christine Satchell, Paul Dourish
Issue Date:January 2009
pp. 78-81
Raising people's awareness with environmental data and educational information does not necessarily trigger sufficient motivation to change their habits towards a more environmentally friendly and sustainable lifestyle. This article reports on two workshop...
 
Urban Computing and Mobile Devices
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Francesco Calabrese, Kristian Kloeckl, Carlo Ratti, Mark Bilandzic, Marcus Foth, Angela Button, Helen Klaebe, Laura Forlano, Sean White, Petia Morozov, Steven Feiner, Fabien Girardin, Josep Blat, Nicolas Nova, M.P. Pieniazek, Rob Tieben, Koen van Boerdonk,
Issue Date:July 2007
pp. 52-57
This Works in Progress department features 12 urban computing projects that span a range of computing and social areas. The first entry examines how an urban environment could operate as a large-scale, real-time control system. One project focuses on annot...
 
Darkness and Disaster in the City
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Christine Satchell,Marcus Foth
Issue Date:November 2011
pp. 90-93
People all over the world are regularly hit by floods, cyclones, and other natural disasters. Many use smart phones and social media to stay connected, seek help, improvise, and cope with crises or challenging situations. This column discusses these practi...
 
Smart Energy Systems
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Oliver Amft, Richard Medland, Marcus Foth, Petromil Petkov, Joana Abreu, Francisco Câmara Pereira, Philip Johnson, Robert Brewer, James Pierce, Eric Paulos
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 63-65
Six works in progress look at various projects to differentiate energy-use patterns and otherwise refine options for managing energy systems intelligently and autonomously. This department is part of a special issue on smart energy systems.
 
Facilitating Social Networking in Inner-City Neighborhoods
Found in: Computer
By Marcus Foth
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. 44-50
The success of new social networking systems for residents of inner-city neighborhoods depends on the software's ability to animate and support meaningful interaction between proximate users, to network serendipitous social encounters, and to seamlessly in...
 
TrainRoulette: promoting situated in-train social interaction between passengers
Found in: Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing adjunct publication (UbiComp '13 Adjunct)
By Andry Rakotonirainy, Marcus Foth, Tiago Camacho
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 1385-1388
Travelling by public transport is usually regarded as boring and uninteresting. Refraining from talking to the stranger next to you may be due to limitations that are self-imposed and further corroborated by social expectations and cultural norms that gove...
     
EatChaFood: challenging technology design to slice food waste production
Found in: Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing adjunct publication (UbiComp '13 Adjunct)
By Geremy Farr-Wharton, Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Marcus Foth
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 559-562
This paper presents work in progress of EatChaFood -- a prototype app designed to increase user knowledge of the currently available domestic supply and location of food, with a view to reducing expired household food waste. In order to reap the benefits t...
     
Digital soapboxes: towards an interaction design agenda for situated civic innovation
Found in: Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing adjunct publication (UbiComp '13 Adjunct)
By Leonardo Parra Agudelo, Marcus Foth, Robin Palleis
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 725-728
We argue that there are at least two significant issues for interaction designers to consider when creating the next generation of human interfaces for civic and urban engagement: (1) The disconnect between citizens participating in either digital or physi...
     
Social and mobile interaction design to increase the loyalty rates of young blood donors
Found in: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T '13)
By Christine Satchell, Jan Seeburger, Marcus Foth, Rebekah Russell-Bennett
Issue Date:June 2013
pp. 64-73
Young adults represent the largest group of first time donors to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, but they are also the least loyal group and often do not return after their first donation. At the same time, many young people use the internet and va...
     
Towards visualising people's ecology of hybrid personal learning environments
Found in: Proceedings of the 4th Media Architecture Biennale Conference: Participation (MAB '12)
By Glenda Caldwell, Marcus Foth, Mark Bilandzic
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 13-22
Ambient media architecture can provide place-based collaborative learning experiences and pathways for social interactions that would not be otherwise possible. This paper is concerned with ways of enhancing peer-to-peer learning affordances in library spa...
     
People, content, location: sweet spotting urban screens for situated engagement
Found in: Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '12)
By Christine Satchell, Marcus Foth, Ronald Schroeter
Issue Date:June 2012
pp. 146-155
A growing body of research is looking at ways to bring the processes and benefits of online deliberation to the places they are about and in turn allow a larger, targeted proportion of the urban public to have a voice, be heard, and engage in questions of ...
     
Motivating domestic energy conservation through comparative, community-based feedback in mobile and social media
Found in: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T '11)
By Felix Kobler, Helmut Krcmar, Marcus Foth, Petromil Petkov
Issue Date:June 2011
pp. 21-30
The progress of technology has led to the increased adoption of energy monitors among household energy consumers. While the monitors available on the market deliver real-time energy usage feedback to the consumer, the format of this data is usually unengag...
     
Engaging energy saving through motivation-specific social comparison
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '11)
By Felix Kobler, Helmut Krcmar, Marcus Foth, Petromil Petkov, Richard Medland
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 1945-1950
Comparison is widely used in research projects and commercial products whose goal is to motivate energy saving at home. This research builds on fundamental theories from social psychology in an attempt to shed light on how to motivate consumers to conserve...
     
Welcome to the jungle: HCI after dark
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '11)
By Christine Satchell, Marcus Foth
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 753-762
The transformation of urban spaces that occurs once darkness falls is simultaneously exhilarating and menacing, and over the past 20 months we have investigated the potential for mobile technology to help users manage their personal safety concerns in the ...
     
Urban informatics
Found in: Proceedings of the ACM 2011 conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '11)
By Christine Satchell, Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Marcus Foth
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 1-8
The increasing ubiquity of digital technology, internet services and social media in our everyday lives allows for a seamless transitioning between the visible and the invisible infrastructure of cities: road systems, building complexes, information and co...
     
Discussions in space
Found in: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group: Design: Open 24/7 (OZCHI '09)
By Marcus Foth, Ronald Schroeter
Issue Date:November 2009
pp. 381-384
In-place digital augmentation enhances the experience of physical spaces through digital technologies that are directly accessible within that space. This can take place in many forms and ways, e.g., through location-aware applications running on the indiv...
     
Unleashing creative writers: situated engagement with mobile narratives
Found in: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group: Design: Open 24/7 (OZCHI '09)
By Kevin Wiesner, Marcus Foth, Mark Bilandzic
Issue Date:November 2009
pp. 373-376
The emergence of sophisticated multimedia phones in combination with improvements to the mobile Internet provides the possibility to read texts and stories on mobile handsets. However, the question is, how to adapt stories in order to take advantage of the...
     
Designing participation in agile ridesharing with mobile social software
Found in: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group: Design: Open 24/7 (OZCHI '09)
By Jonathan M. Bunker, Laurie Buys, Marcus Foth, Margot Brereton, Paul Roe
Issue Date:November 2009
pp. 257-260
Growing participation is a key challenge for the viability of sustainability initiatives, many of which require enactment at a local community level in order to be effective. This paper undertakes a review of technology assisted carpooling in order to unde...
     
Suburban nostalgia: the community building potential of urban screens
Found in: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction: Designing for Habitus and Habitat (OZCHI '08)
By Christine Satchell, Greg Hearn, Marcus Foth, Ronald Schroeter
Issue Date:December 2008
pp. 1-36
Urbanely nomadic residents are increasingly forgoing the potential of locale based serendipitous encounters in favour of digitally mediated interactions within their walled garden of existing social networks. This limits a sense of community in urban neigh...
     
Design considerations for community portals in master-planned developments in Australia and Mexico
Found in: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction: Designing for Habitus and Habitat (OZCHI '08)
By Kenneth L. Kraemer, Marcus Foth, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:December 2008
pp. 1-36
This paper presents a discussion of design considerations for community web portals as social networking systems. We analyse and compare the social interaction approach, design considerations and socio-technical requirements with regards to community porta...
     
Collective and network sociality in an urban village
Found in: Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Entertainment and media in the ubiquitous era (MindTrek '08)
By Christine Satchell, Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Marcus Foth, Mark Bilandzic
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 40-42
Our ongoing research program explores the communicative ecology of urban residents and the way these findings can inform design innovation of interactive web, mobile and geospatial applications and local communication services. This paper presents results ...
     
CityFlocks: designing social navigation for urban mobile information systems
Found in: Proceedings of the 7th ACM conference on Designing interactive systems (DIS '08)
By Alexander De Luca, Marcus Foth, Mark Bilandzic
Issue Date:February 2008
pp. 174-183
CityFlocks is a mobile system enabling visitors and new residents in a city to tap into the knowledge and experiences of local residents, so as to gather information about their new environment. Its design specifically aims to lower existing barriers of ac...
     
Designing for place-based social interaction of urban residents in México, South Africa and Australia
Found in: Proceedings of the 20th conference of the computer-human interaction special interest group (CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-human interaction: design: activities, artefacts and environments (OZCHI '06)
By Marcus Foth, Victor M. Gonzalez, Wallace Taylor
Issue Date:November 2006
pp. 345-348
The design of technology to facilitate social interaction of urban residents is increasingly important for many countries around the world. México and South Africa are particularly prone to issues that stem from urban densification and a lack of adequ...
     
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