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Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0001-7740-8010

Abstract

The concept of attendance relates to the identification of a person (attendee) being present at a specific event. Common examples of attendance logs are role calls, swipe cards or sign-in sheets. The act of collecting attendance merely identifies who attended the event, nothing more. So, could an attendance mechanism be leveraged to be more engaging? Is it possible for an attendance framework to be developed to persuade attendees to have a higher level of engagement in a low cost, ethical and efficient way? This research proposes that through carefully engaging human factors, it is possible to provide a framework, where the attendee believes they are more in control, feels a comforting, supportive sense of belonging to a group, have a sense of inner competitiveness, and as a result could be encouraged to attend events more frequently.

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