Bring Something to the Potluck: A System for Inclusive and Reciprocal Online Discussion

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We present Potluck, a structured online commenting system that aims to promote the inclusion and reflection of differing views. It features a discussion flow that (1) elicits independent viewpoints through shielded discussion (2) collates and displays divergent viewpoints using automatic summarisation-aggregation and (3) encourages reflection through recursive question-and-answer. This paper describes work in progress, outlining the design motivations, features and user flow of a working prototype. A preliminary user study has shown encouraging results on the usability of the proposed system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Computer Society
Subtitle of host publicationBCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference 2022
Place of PublicationKeele, UK
PublisherBritish Computer Society (BCS)
Number of pages6
Volume35th International HCI Conference
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
Event35th International BCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference (HCI2022): Towards a Human-Centred Digital Society - Keele University, Keele, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jul 202213 Jul 2022
Conference number: 35


Conference35th International BCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference (HCI2022)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science
  • Online discussion

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