Local Perspectives for Sharing Economy Design on a Remote Tourist Island

Greicy Kelly Silva, Peter Lyle, Cláudia Silva

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While the HCI community has interest in the role of sharing economy platforms and their impact on large cities, less attention has been given to smaller isolated populations and the perspectives of their local residents in terms of understanding actual use and to benefit those who use them. This paper contributes to this discourse by reporting on a series of participatory-design based workshops that investigate local perspectives on the sharing economy, and opportunities for platform design that serves the needs of residents, on the remote island of Madeira. The context of the Island, including its restrictions on the types of sharing economy activity, inform a discussion on opportunities for design in transportation, homesharing, and community engagement. Finally, we contribute to the understanding of existing principles of participation that would serve to foster social and economic inclusion in the sharing economy in this particular context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2020
EditorsNaseem Ahmadpour, Tuck Leong, Bernd Ploderer, Callum Parker, Sarah Webber, Diego Munoz, Lian Loke, Martin Tomitsch
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450389754
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2020
Event32nd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2020 - Virtual, Online, Australia
Duration: 2 Dec 20204 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery


Conference32nd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2020
CityVirtual, Online


  • artifact ecologies
  • communicative ecologies
  • device ecologies
  • information ecologies
  • theory


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