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Sociability in virtual citizen science

Jennett, C; Kloetzer, L; Gold, M; Cox, AL; (2013) Sociability in virtual citizen science. In: (Proceedings) CHI 2013 Workshop: Designing and Evaluating Sociability in Online Video Games. (pp. 29 - 32). : CHI 2013 Workshop: Designing and Evaluating Sociability in Online Video Games.

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Abstract

Past research suggests that sociability can enhance volunteers’ experiences of virtual citizen science (VCS). We define four types of sociability. We also describe how outreach events - ‘Thinkcamps’ – can be used to support the design of social tools for VCS platforms.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Sociability in virtual citizen science
Event:CHI 2013 Workshop: Designing and Evaluating Sociability in Online Video Games
Location:Paris, France
Dates:2013-04-27 - 2013-05-02
Publisher version:http://hcigames.businessandit.uoit.ca/chi2013-sociabilitygames/proceedings/
Keywords:Citizen Science, Sociability, Communities, Serious Games, Design
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > UCL Interaction Centre

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