WS15: Personal or Social? Designing Mobile Interactions for Co-located Interaction

Pradthana Jarusriboonchai, Tampere University of Technology; Sus Lundgren, Chalmers University of Technology; Thomas Olsson, Tampere University of Technology; Joel Fischer, University of Nottingham; Nemanja Memarovic, University of Lugano; Stuart Reeves, University of Nottingham; Paweł Woźniak, Chalmers University of Technology; Olof Torgersson, University of Gothenburg
27 October 2014, Helsinki, Finland
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Workshop in short

Personal mobile devices like mobile phones, tablets, fitness wristbands, and smart watches are becoming a ubiquitous technology weaved- in into our daily lives and activities. However, today these devices are designed and considered by the users as personal – not shared or collaborative. The workshop is interested in how mobile technology could be introduced in activities that are inherently co-located and cooperative – without being too dominant. The practical goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers, designers, and practitioners to explore this design space, to test and refine a design method, as well as to explore the potential to apply current commercial mobile devices, applications, and interaction techniques, as well as perhaps extend them, to allow richer social experiences. The workshop will build around the following themes:

  • Novel applications or interaction techniques for mobile devices that aim to stimulate and/or support co- located social activities, collaboration and interaction
  • Design methods/approaches and challenges in designing for co-located face-to-face interactions
  • Utilizing hardware add-ons, extensions and customizations to extend the “social capabilities” of personal mobile devices
  • Experience reports from “in the wild” deployments or prototypes that aim to stimulate and/or support co- located social activities

We are looking forward to see you at “Personal or Social?”!</p


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