WALC (Walking Around the Local Community)

Overview | Team | Role & Responsibilities | Skills | Downloads & Links

Overview

The WALC (Walking Around the Local Community) system — an incentivized walking system based on local currency programs — was designed for the CHI 2010 Student Design Competition. This community-level system uses portable progress tracking devices, an interactive city display, and community/business integration technologies. It is a unique collection of existing technology components and visual interaction linked by the personal carabiner device that will track the walking progress of the community participants.

Diagram of the WALC systemImage of man looking at interactive boardImage of carabiner attached to a bag

Team

Samantha Merritt
Candace Buggs
Anthony Nguyen

Role & Responsibilities

Photographer – documented the team’s design process through images
Notetaker – documented team meetings and recorded design decisions

Skills

Ethnography
Ideation
Photography
Prototyping
Usability testing
Paper write-up / editing
Presenting

Downloads & Links

Download CHI Paper CHI paper

Download Powerpoint Presentation Presentation