Title
MyPosition: sparking civic discourse by a public interactive poll visualization
Abstract
We present the design and evaluation of MyPosition, a public display in the form of a large projection, featuring an interactive poll visualization. MyPosition aims at facilitating the deliberation and comparison of individual opinions on locally relevant topics in an opportunistic and engaging way. We evaluated MyPosition in an in-the-wild study and demonstrated that the engaging nature of the installation was effective in enticing public discussion. We found that (i) the increased identifiability of users positively impacted the engagement with and the social debate around the installation, however lowered the actual polling rate; (ii) people submitted their personal opinion instead of playing around with the interactive features; and (iii) the display led to considerable discussion as well as nudging among people, in particular in zones beyond the interaction area in front of the screen.
Year
DOI
Venue
2014
10.1145/2531602.2531639
CSCW
Keywords
Field
DocType
individual opinion,engaging nature,civic discourse,in-the-wild study,actual polling rate,public discussion,public interactive poll visualization,interactive feature,public display,interactive poll visualization,increased identifiability,considerable discussion,awareness,reflection
Deliberation,Visualization,Polling,Psychology,Human–computer interaction,Public discussion,Civil discourse
Conference
Citations 
PageRank 
References 
48
2.12
25
Authors
4
Name
Order
Citations
PageRank
Nina Valkanova11306.47
Robert Walter243717.27
Andrew Vande Moere389271.51
Jörg Müller4146874.17