Interactive Community Notes to Support Mobile Runners

Ekaterina Kurdyukova

erschienen 2009 "Workshop on Context-Aware Mobile Media and Mobile Social Networks, MobileHCI"


This paper describes the concept of interactive community notes: the notes that can be retrieved on a mobile training assistant during a workout. The notes are posted by the members of a sport community and convey useful information about the track: training tips, comments, music advice, and impressions of the track. The notes can beneficially substitute the presence of a training mate or a coach, since they convey both practical advice and supporting encouraging content. Moreover, their entertaining role diversifies the exercising routine and improves training experiences. The concept was implemented based on interviews with sportsmen. We describe auditory and graphical design of the notes, report the results of user evaluation, and sketch the directions of further concept development.