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As modern information communication technologies are increasingly integrated in our public environment, challenges arise to render them locally relevant and meaningful. In this paper, we describe the design and evaluation of StreetTalk, a set of situated public displays attached to house facades that were specifically designed to facilitate communication and interaction between households and their local neighborhood. We report on a participatory design process that resulted in a range of neighborhood communication concepts that reached beyond the traditional screen-based notion of public displays. Accordingly, three unique displays were deployed and critically evaluated during an eight-week in-the-wild field study, which aimed to describe the potential usefulness of making public displays more situated, such as by taking into account the individual preferences of households in terms of design and functionality, by exploring alternative means of public communication, and by facilitating content creation by lay households.

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Wouters, N., Huyghe, J. and Vande Moere, A. StreetTalk: Participative Design of Situated Public Displays for Urban Neighborhood Interaction. In Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2014, ACM (2014). Bibtex Endnote Download PDF

Wouters, N., Claes, S. and Vande Moere, A. The Role of Situated Public Displays on the Experience of Place. In Proceedings of Workshop on Making Places: Visualization, Interaction and Experience in Urban Space at Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2014, ACM (2014). Bibtex Endnote Download PDF

Wouters, N., Claes, S. and Vande Moere, A. Investigating the Role of Situated Public Displays and Hyperlocal Content on Place-Making. Interaction Design & Architecture(s) - IxD&A Journal 25, 2015 (2015), 60-72. Bibtex Endnote Google Scholar Download PDF

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