A proposal of an SNS to support individual practices in a voluntary community

Kohei Otake, Masashi Komuro, Yoshihisa Shinozawa, Tomofumi Uetake, Akito Sakurai

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Widespread popularization of social networking services (SNSs) prompted, for example, a voluntary community such as an orchestra club of a university to use an SNS to support their activities. However, it is not all-purpose and lacks functions to improve members’ individual skills. Appropriate practice is a great help but we hardly find functions to motivate practices by, for instance, mutual evaluation, members’ advice, and creating competing environment. In this paper, we focus on members’ individual practices in an orchestra club and propose a SNS to foster and maintain their motivations to practice based on the analysis result of current conditions. As the first step of the system development, this paper introduces design of a prototype system and the results of a preliminary evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2015 - Posters Extended Abstracts - International Conference, HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783319213828
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2015 Aug 22015 Aug 7

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Other17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


  • Gamification
  • Social networking service
  • Voluntary community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics

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