CHI 2011 workshop, Vancouver, Canada, May 7, 2011

Christian Steins, Christoph Peschel, Daniel Warnke and Alan Borning

Playful Civic Engagement Using Large Public Displays

We investigate the use of large public displays for interfaces that foster engagement with important public issues. We are interested in playful interfaces that invite casual passers-by to state an opinion or pose a question, and that gently point to possibilities for more information and action. We describe a set of possible designs, and the initial implementation of one based on a “refrigerator magnet” metaphor. VIEW FULL PAPER