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
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period22/08/0725/08/07

Keywords

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

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