The first crowdsourcing jukebox to use NFC technolog.

The project is creating a novel approach to the curation of ambient music played in venues through Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled check-ins. The system know as ‘CheckinDJ’ utilises NFC enabled objects linked to individual venue patrons social network accounts to create a dynamic music play-list for the venue based on the combined preferences of the customers currently present. To enhance the usability of the system we employ gameful design to encourage and maintain particpation amongst users.

Project Team

CoultonCoulton Paul Coulton Speculative Design, Design Fiction, Game Design, Design as Rhetoric, Research through Design, Design Futures, Play, Toys
BurnettBurnett Dan Burnett Research Through Design, Game Design, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Modelling
Mark Lochrie Mark Lochrie School of Computing and Communications

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Using NFC Check-ins to Crowd curate Music Preferences

OutcomeConference Paper

The paper introduces a novel approach to the crowd curation of ambient music played in venues facilitated by NFC enabled check-ins. The system is know as ‘CheckinDJ’ and utilises NFC enabled objects that are linked to individual users social network accounts to create a music playlist for the venue...More information