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

Mettina Veenstra, Marije Kanis, Maarten Groen, Wouter Meys and Wout Slakhorst

Beyond Advertising: Large Displays for Supporting People’s Needs and Activities in Public Space

This paper explores how displays can be used to support human needs and activities in public spaces rather than be employed for commercial purposes only. Based on our analysis of screen usage around the world, eight different categories of usage are described and motivated. For the purpose of illustration, this paper discusses the results of a user study of BiebBeep, a touch screen application built to enhance the social and information function of a library.