Group-activity organizing through an awareness-of-others interface

Douglas Zytko, Stephen Ricken, Quentin Jones

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Abstract

Desires to engage in social group-activities (e.g., pickup volleyball) are common, yet current technologies can leave users hesitant to assume the role of activity organizer because the return they will receive for their efforts is largely unknown. This paper presents a user interface that attempts to reduce barriers to social group-activity organization by informing users of nearby others who share an activity interest and providing tools to facilitate collective action. Preliminary research of the interface indicates a positive association between the visible number of individuals that share an activity interest and one’s willingness to initiate organization of the activity. Ongoing research efforts informed by these results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2018 Companion - Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages361-364
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450360180
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 30 2018
Event21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2018 - Jersey City, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2018Nov 7 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

Other21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityJersey City
Period11/3/1811/7/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Keywords

  • Collective action
  • Group coalescing
  • Social activities

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