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Geographic Citizen Science Design

No One Left Behind

A selection of case studies in the field of geographic citizen science casting insight on future research.

Unbeknownst to them as they made their scientific discoveries, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and other “gentlemen scientists” would later inspire a field of scientific practice and innovation known as citizen science. Today, the growth and availability of citizen science projects have been substantial, as anyone can now contribute to a scientific discipline without professional qualifications. As a subset of this movement, geographic citizen science presents a unique approach towards supporting the participation of everyday citizens in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of scientific data. This book presents a selection of wide-ranging case studies that provide insights into the design, interaction barriers, and lessons learned from a diverse set of participants. The volume captures the current status of research and development of geographic citizen science, providing critical insight to inform technological innovation and future research in this area.

400 pages | 64 color plates | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

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Table of Contents

List of figures
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List of contributors
Jenny PreeceAcknowledgements

Geographic citizen science design: no one left behind
Artemis Skarlatidou and Muki Haklay

Part I: Theoretical and methodological principles
1. Geographic citizen science: an overview
Muki Haklay
2. Design and development of geographic citizen science: technological perspectives and considerations
Vyron Antoniou and Chryssy Potsiou
3. Design approaches and human–computer interaction methods to support user involvement in citizen science
Artemis Skarlatidou and Carol Iglesias
4. Methods in anthropology to support the design and implementation of geographic citizen science
Raffaella Fryer-Moreira and Jerome Lewis

Part II: Interacting with geographic citizen science in the Global North
5. Geographic expertise and citizen science: planning and co-design implications
Robert Feick and Colin Robertson
6. Citizen science mobile apps for soundscape research and public space studies: lessons from the Hush City project
Antonella Radicchi

7. Using mixed methods to enhance user experience: developing Global Forest Watch
Jamie Gibson
8. Path of least resistance: using geo-games and crowdsourced data to map cycling frictions
Diego Pajarito, Suzanne Maas, Maria Attard and Michael Gould9. Geographic citizen science in citizen–government communication and collaboration: lessons learned from the ImproveMyCity application Ioannis Tsampoulatidis, Spiros Nikolopoulos, Ioannis Kompatsiaris and Nicos Komninos

Part III: Geographic citizen science with indigenous communities
10. Developing a referrals management tool with First Nations in Northern Canada: an iterative programming approach
Jon Corbett and Aaron Derrickson
11. Lessons from recording Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Congo Basin
Michalis Vitos
12. Co-designing extreme citizen science projects in Cameroon: biodiversity conservation led by local values and indigenous knowledge
Simon Hoyte
13. Community monitoring of illegal logging and forest resources using smartphones and the Prey Lang application in Cambodia
Ida Theilade,Søren Brofeldt, Turreira-García and Dimitrios Argyriou
14. Representing a fish for fishers: geographic citizen science in the Pantanal wetland, Brazil
Rafael Chiaravalloti
15. Digital technology in the jungle: a case study from the Brazilian Amazon
Carolina Comandulli
16. Community mapping as a means and an end: how mapping helped Peruvian students explore gender equality
Peter Ward and Rebecca Firth
Synthesis and Epilogue Geographic citizen science design: No one left behind – an overview and synthesis of methodological, technological and interaction design recommendations
Artemis Skarlatidou and Muki Haklay

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