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      Overcoming the Distance between Friends

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      Proceedings of HCI 2007 The 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference University of Lancaster, UK (HCI)

      British HCI Group Annual Conference

      3 - 7 September 2007

      Communication appliance, awareness, connectedness, long-distance relationship, tangible interaction, personal artefacts

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          Staying in touch is a fundamental aspect in maintaining a long-distance relationship, whether it is in a family context or a friendship. An effective communication appliance can enable families or friends living apart to have a feeling of connectedness and help them to maintain their relationship despite the physical distance. This paper describes the results of an exploration study on people living far away from their families and friends, with a focus on how they stay in touch with their dose friends and overcome the distance.

          The targeted user group in this study is geographically and physically isolated people. A user study was conducted by means of a survey, focus group and interview. The results show that sharing problems and feelings between two remotely located friends is crucial. Consequently, the design goal was set to enable users to notify and physically comfort each other, in a subtle way, trough a remote but shared experience, whenever a problem or feeling occurs.

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          Contributors
          Conference
          September 2007
          September 2007
          : 1-4
          Affiliations
          User System Interaction

          Eindhoven University of Technology

          Den Dolech 2, 5600 MB, Eindhoven,

          The Netherlands
          Department of Industrial Design

          Eindhoven University of Technology

          Den Dolech 2, 5600 MB, Eindhoven,

          The Netherlands
          Research & Innovation, ReNA

          Alcatel-Lucent

          Copernicuslaan 50, B-2 018, Antwerp,

          Belgium
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/HCI2007.66
          © Johanna Renny Octavia et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of HCI 2007 The 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference University of Lancaster, UK

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          Proceedings of HCI 2007 The 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference University of Lancaster, UK
          HCI
          21
          Lancaster, UK
          3 - 7 September 2007
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          British HCI Group Annual Conference
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
          Categories
          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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