Finding Suitable Candidates: The Design of a Mobile Volunteering Matching System
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Original versionChen, W-C., Cheng, Y-M., Sandnes, F.E. & Lee, C-L. (2011). Finding Suitable Candidates: The Design of a Mobile Volunteering Matching System. In: J.A. Jacko (Ed.): Human-Computer Interaction, Part III, HCII 2011, LNCS 6763, pp. 21–29, 2011. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21616-9_3
It can be difficult to get started with voluntary work for potential volunteers (PVs). Moreover, it is difficult to find and recruit suitable candidates for nonprofit organizations. To help solve this problem we designed a mobile matching prototype that enables an organization to actively promote ongoing volunteer activities with the need of recruitment through their bubble icons on an instant map. In the other end, PVs can easily get started by monitoring the colors of the icons and tap the ones which match their interests. This allows them to read about developing threads and browse the corresponding activities. The system is evaluated by interviewing two organization managers and three volunteers.