Connecting across the miles: mediating emotional communication for distant loved ones through unconventional artifacts

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Abstract

Advances in technologies have enabled a variety of convenient channels for couples in long-distance relationships to communicate and interact over vast distances. However, the hyper-connectivity can be a double-edged sword. Prior research has pointed out the focus of mainstream communication technologies is the transmission of explicit information, which neglects the mediation of emotional communication that is needed in intimate relationships [1]. As a result, there is a gap between understanding the users' needs in research and designing technologies for them in practice. My research has been dedicated to applying design thinking to investigate how intensive technologies can be redesigned and humanized to create a subtle and poetic cue of the presence of a distant loved one.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI 2018 - Beyond Mobile
Subtitle of host publicationThe Next 20 Years - 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Conference Proceedings Adjunct
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages434-436
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-4503-5941-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 Sep 20186 Sep 2018
Conference number: 18
https://mobilehci.acm.org/2018/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct
Abbreviated titleMobileHCI
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period03.09.201806.09.2018
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Field of science

  • Visual arts and design

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