ICRI papers at CSCW 2016

Martin Dittus and Mara Balestrini from ICRI Cities both had papers accepted at the CSCW conference, which takes place in San Francisco, CA, USA, February 27 - March 2 2016.

Mara's paper presented Jokebox, an interactive installation designed to be placed in public spaces with the aim to explore how urban HCI can enable eye contact and foster social interactions between strangers. The CSCW has been awarded a honourable mention, and more information can be found here.

Martin's paper involved how organizers of large crowdsourcing initiatives can grow their volunteer capacity. The research was in close collaboration with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), which coordinates thousands of online volunteers to trace roads, waterways, huts and houses from satellite data (see image below). A summary of the work can be found here, and the paper can be found here:

www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/l.capra/publications/cscw2016.pdf