MediaFranca: Ubiquitous computing for youth engagement

HERBERT GEORGE SPENCER GONZALEZ, Shelley Evenson, John Zimmerman

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Abstract

Networking technology strives for maximizing the possibilities of connection among people; however, communication technology also promotes atomistic individualism in narrow communities of interest. Today's youths experience this paradox as the increasing emergence of mobile communication technology and networked devices contribute to a steady decline of social capital. This research explores opportunities for using ubiquitous computing and location-based media in order to develop design strategies for engaging young adults in the issues of their communities and providing them with a space where they can raise their voice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, DPPI'07
Pages429-433
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event2007 Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, DPPI'07 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 22 Aug 200725 Aug 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2007 Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, DPPI'07

Conference

Conference2007 Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, DPPI'07
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period22/08/0725/08/07

Keywords

  • A.0 [GENERAL]: Conference Proceedings H.5.2: User interfaces
  • User-centered design

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