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Utilizing public displays to enable location-centric information sharing


Wittison, N and Lueg, C, Utilizing public displays to enable location-centric information sharing, Proceedings of iConference 2013, 12-15 February 2013, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, pp. 543-548. ISBN 978-0-9884900-0-0 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.9776/13274


Location-centric information sharing means that information can be shared at a specific geographic location by any person, regardless of the person's actual geographic location. Conceptually, we position location-centric information sharing as a contribution to P3 (People to People to Geographic Place) research which is about understanding the (new) meaning of place in social networks. Technically, we describe a proof of concept that links recent developments in mobile technology (smartphones and tablet computers, such as iPads) and large public displays and that demonstrates how off-the-shelf technology can be used to enable the remote sourcing of highly location-sensitive information. We are currently looking into installing the AskAway prototype for long-term embedded evaluation at a number of locations including universities, start-up companies and coffee shops.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:location-centric information sharing, information access, human computer interaction, mobility, public displays, situated displays, locative media
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wittison, N (Mr Nicholas Wittison)
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
ID Code:89330
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-03
Last Modified:2014-12-09
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