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Placebooks: Participation, Community, Design, and Ubiquitous Data Aggregation ‘In the Wild’

Chamberlain, Alan; Crabtree, Andy; Davies, Mark; Glover, Kevin; Reeves, Stuart; Tolmie, Peter; Jones, Matt

Authors

Mark Davies

Peter Tolmie

Matt Jones



Abstract

This paper outlines and describes the development of a multi-media data aggregation system called Placebooks. Placebooks was developed as a ubiquitous toolkit aimed at allowing people in rural areas to create and share digital books that contained a variety of media, such as: maps; text; videos; audio and images. Placebooks consists of two parts: 1) a web-based editor and viewer, and 2) an Android app that allows the user to download and view books. In particular, the app allows the user to cache content, thereby negating the need for 3G networks in rural areas where there is little-to-no 3G coverage. Both the web-based tools and the app were produced in the English and Welsh languages. The system was developed through working with local communities using participatory approaches: working ‘in the wild’. Placebooks is currently being used by a Welsh Assembly Government project called the People’s Collection of Wales/ Casgliad y Werin.

Citation

Chamberlain, A., Crabtree, A., Davies, M., Glover, K., Reeves, S., Tolmie, P., & Jones, M. (2013). Placebooks: Participation, Community, Design, and Ubiquitous Data Aggregation ‘In the Wild’. In Human Interface and the Management of Information. Information and Interaction Design; Lecture Notes in Computer Science (411-420). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39209-2_47

Conference Name HIMI: International Conference on Human Interface and the Management of Information
Start Date Jul 21, 2013
End Date Jul 26, 2013
Publication Date 2013
Deposit Date Nov 26, 2018
Electronic ISSN 1611-3349
Volume 8016
Pages 411-420
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Book Title Human Interface and the Management of Information. Information and Interaction Design; Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISBN 9783642392085
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39209-2_47
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1308926
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-39209-2_47