Jennifer Ng, Jonathan Terleski, and Jason Hong
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
Work in Progress
We present an analysis of what we call the community event space, looking at how social events are planned and organized. Based on a series of interviews, field studies, and a focus group, we introduce a framework outlining six phases of events: proposition, polling, participation, parting, perpetuation, and persuasion. We also present the design of Whisper, a web-based event service that addresses the planning and organizational challenges identified in this framework. This analysis and design serves as a blueprint for existing and future community event services.