Using public displays to stimulate passive engagement, active engagement, and discovery in public spaces

@inproceedings{Memarovic2012UsingPD,
  title={Using public displays to stimulate passive engagement, active engagement, and discovery in public spaces},
  author={Nemanja Memarovic and Marc Langheinrich and Florian Alt and Ivan Elhart and Simo Hosio and Elisa Rubegni},
  booktitle={MAB},
  year={2012}
}
In their influential book "Public space" Carr et al. describe essential human needs that public spaces fulfill: (1) passive engagement with the environment, where we observe what others are doing; (2) active engagement through intellectual challenges posed by the space, or through engagement with the people in it; and (3) excitement of novel discoveries within the space. An often underused resource in public spaces -- public displays -- can be used to stimulate these needs. In this paper we… CONTINUE READING
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