Collective Narrative: Scaffolding Community Storytelling through Context-Awareness

Nina Cong, Kevin Cheng, Haoqi Zhang, Ryan Louie

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Sharing mutual experiences on the same topic is an effective way to increase members' sense of belonging to the community, but existing approaches are insufficient in building such a narrative when a community tries to connect remotely, due to barriers in sharing and organizing content. In this paper, we present Collective Narrative (CN), a context-aware system that facilitates users in identifying share-worthy moments through in-context prompting, and automates the organization process through informed section assignment to a narrative structure. A preliminary study testing the CN iPhone app demonstrates that CN can potentially scaffold in-the-moment sharings and form narratives that are comprehensive yet diverse, thereby presenting contributions in a way that users could easily identify mutual experiences and feelings by reading the narrative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2021 - Conference Companion Publication of the 2021 Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384797
StatePublished - Oct 23 2021
Event24th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2021Oct 27 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW


Conference24th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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