Perceived benefits and concerns of prospective users of the SmartCampus location-aware community system test-bed

Kim Eunhee, Maria Plummer, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Quentin Jones

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Abstract

The SmartCampus initiative aims to turn an urban university campus into a living laboratory for location aware community system services. To lay a foundation for this effort, the SmartCampus test-bed is being created through provisioning to 500+ students with personal computing devices (smart phones and tablet PCs), which will run a suite of applications that link "people-to-people-to-place", or P3-systems. To explore anticipated usage and concerns, and to use this information to help to refine the design of various applications, semi-structured interviews were conducted with a cross section of 65 members of the NJTT campus community. The interviews employed hypothetical use scenarios to enable prospective users to give their opinions about applications that did not yet exist at the time of the study. Most students were quick to see the possible benefits of applications that can allow one, for instance, to see the campus location of their 'buddies ' at a glance. The major concerns were with privacy control, the validity of the data entered (e.g., will applications be used to make verbal attacks on others?), and interruptions / overload with information, which may be disruptive. The concerns raised are being used to help inform the design of test-bed applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07 - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 3 2007Jan 6 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period1/3/071/6/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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