‘Understanding Interaction Design Challenges in Mobile Extreme Citizen Science’

Extreme Citizen Science Initiatives often face severe challenges as pre-designed technological solutions prove to be non-transferable to peculiar environments of rural developing regions. In our recent paper, by Veljko Pejovic and Artemis Skarlatidou, we collect and investigate evidence from the implementation of various Extreme Citizen Science initiatives in the developing world.  We conduct interviews with 9 experienced researchers, who all performed extensive fieldwork within specific initiatives, and who reflect on the technology interaction, knowledge organization, intercultural, social and usability issues. This allowed us, for the first time, to aggregate in-depth observations and anecdotes from a diverse set of Extreme Citizen Science projects in order to subsequently extract common issues across all projects, but also to identify factors that might explain some of the observed differences.

Use this link to read the full paper: Understanding Interaction Design Challenges in Mobile Extreme Citizen Science in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction

EC acknowledgement

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