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Viewpoint : empowering communities with situated voting devices

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Authors

  • Nick Taylor
  • Justin Marshall
  • Alicia Blum-Ross
  • John Mills
  • Jon Rogers
  • Paul Egglestone
  • David M. Frohlich
  • Peter Wright
  • Patrick Olivier

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Original languageEnglish
TitleCHI'12
Subtitleproceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2012
Pages1361-1370
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1015-4
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Conference

ConferenceCHI 2012 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, Texas
Period5/05/1210/05/12
Internet addresshttp://chi2012.acm.org/

Abstract

Viewpoint is a public voting device developed to allow residents in a disadvantaged community to make their voices heard through a simple, lightweight interaction. This was intended to open a new channel of communication within the community and increase community members' perception of their own efficacy. Local elected officials and community groups were able to post questions on devices located in public spaces, where residents could vote for one of two responses. Question authors were subsequently required to post a response indicating any actions to be taken. Following a two-month trial, we present our experiences and contribute guidelines for the design of public democracy tools and dimensions impacting their effectiveness, including credibility, efficacy and format. Copyright 2012 ACM.

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