Transient Cooperation in Social Applications for Accessibility Mapping

  • Harald Holone
  • Jo Herstad
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)


Collecting, disseminating and maintaining accessibility information about the physical world is a daunting task. Through the OurWay concept, end users are involved to provide feedback on suggested routes in a route planning system, thereby solving both their own navigational tasks at hand, and helping other users by leaving behind traces of their activity. We define and explore Transient Cooperation, the type of cooperation we have observed in a prototype evaluation of the concept. This exploration is undertaken in the light of established research on accessibility, cooperation and social software. We also suggest implications this type of cooperation can have for for accessibility mapping.


Social Application Social Software Accessibility Mapping Prototype Evaluation Navigational Task 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harald Holone
    • 1
  • Jo Herstad
    • 2
  1. 1.Østfold University CollegeNorway
  2. 2.University of OsloNorway

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