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Breaking The Campus Bubble: Informed, Engaged, Connected

Nick Day, Corina Sas, Alan Dix, Motoko Toma, Chris Bevan, and Dave Clare (2007)

Publication: In Proceedings of the 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference on People and Computers (BCS-HCI '07). Publisher: BCS Learning & Development Ltd., Swindon, UK, 133-136.


This paper introduces UniVote, a system supporting mobile phone-based interaction with public displays. The case study carried out at Lancaster University indicates that the campus "bubble" in which students live can lead to feelings of isolation within an insular community cut off from the outside world. UniVote makes use of a voting system to help elicit user involvement, keep users informed of campus- and world-wide events and news and create a sense of community. Findings of this preliminary study suggest that the campus "bubble" can indeed be broken, and the voting component of the system particularly fosters interaction and human connectedness.


@inproceedings{day2007breaking, title={Breaking the campus bubble: Informed, engaged, connected}, author={Day, Nick and Sas, Corina and Dix, Alan and Toma, Motoko and Bevan, Chris and Clare, Dave}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference on People and Computers: HCI... but not as we know it-Volume 2}, pages={133--136}, year={2007}, organization={BCS Learning \& Development Ltd.} }