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Author Muzak, Paul ♦ Miletich, Marc ♦ Beck, Elke ♦ Obrist, Marianna ♦ Holocher, Teresa ♦ Kepplinger, Sara ♦ Tscheligi, Manfred ♦ Bernhaupt, Regina
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Co-design methods ♦ Local community ♦ User-generated content ♦ Community building ♦ Iptv
Abstract Local communities are communities that have relationships in real life due to the physical location of their households. IPTV can be a way to support these local communities (either in their establishment, in fostering relationships, or even in extending these local communities). Through a two-year research process, requirements for IPTV as support for local communities were investigated and IPTV services were developed and evaluated. In this article, findings and lessons learned from the early design and development phase of a specific case study are presented. The findings show that support for local communities must take communication structures into account, balance real life and online community support, while at the same time it must also provide for more fun and entertaining aspects.
Description Affiliation: Sonovista, Vienna, Austria (Miletich, Marc; Holocher, Teresa) || Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France (Bernhaupt, Regina) || Telekom Austria, Vienna, Austria (Muzak, Paul) || ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria (Obrist, Marianna; Beck, Elke; Kepplinger, Sara; Tscheligi, Manfred)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Computers in Entertainment (CIE) (CIE)
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 3
Page Count 21
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 21


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