Further Benefit of a Kind of Inconvenience for Social Information Systems

  • Hiroshi Kawakami
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8006)


This paper discusses on social information systems from the viewpoint of Fuben-eki that stands for FUrther BENEfit of a King of Inconvenience. Analyzing several examples with benefit of inconvenience elucidates the relation between inconvenience and their benefits that in turn are organized into design guidelines. The guidelines applied to several design fields including social information system design. A few examples of such design are presented in this paper. One of the examples accumulates and shares information on literature, and the others are for establishing local communities.


benefit of inconvenience social information system system design theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Kawakami
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  1. 1.Kyoto UniversitySakyoJapan

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