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Listening to the forest and its curators: lessons learnt from a bioacoustic smartphone application deployment

Moran, Stuart; Pantidi, Nadia; Rodden, Tom; Chamberlain, Alan; Griffiths, Chloe; Zilli, Davide; Merrett, Geoff

Authors

Stuart Moran

Nadia Pantidi

TOM RODDEN TOM.RODDEN@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Computer Science

Chloe Griffiths

Davide Zilli

Geoff Merrett



Abstract

Our natural environment is complex and sensitive, and is home to a number of species on the verge of extinction. Surveying is one approach to their preservation, and can be supported by technology. This paper presents the deployment of a smartphone-based citizen science biodiversity application. Our findings from interviews with members of the biodiversity community revealed a tension between the technology and their established working practices. From our experience, we present a series of general guidelines for those designing citizen science apps

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Moran, Stuart, Pantidi, Nadia, Rodden, Tom, Chamberlain, Alan, Griffiths, Chloe, Zilli, Davide, Merrett, Geoff V. and Rogers, Alex (2014) Listening to the forest and its curators: lessons learnt from a bioacoustic smartphone application deployment. In, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, CA, 26 Apr - 01 May 2014. (doi:10.1145/2556288.255702).

Publication Date Apr 1, 2014
Journal ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Electronic ISSN ISBN: 978-1-4503-2473-1
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Moran, S., Pantidi, N., Rodden, T., Chamberlain, A., Griffiths, C., Zilli, D., & Merrett, G. (2014). Listening to the forest and its curators: lessons learnt from a bioacoustic smartphone application deployment. https://doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557022
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557022
Keywords Citizen Science, Audio, HCI, CSCW, Etymology, Design, Software Design, Interaction, Evaluation, In the Wild, Crowd Sourcing, Science, Nature, Wildlife, Ecology, Environment, Technology, IT, Agents, AI
Publisher URL http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2556288.2557022
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Published in: CHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Pages 2387-2396 ACM : New York, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781450324731. DOI: 10.1145/2556288.2557022

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