SleepyWhispers: Sharing goodnights within distant relationships

D. Gooch, L. Watts

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Abstract

There is a growing body of work in HCI on the design of communication technologies to help support lovers in long distance relationships. We build upon this work by presenting an exploratory study of a prototype device intended to allow distant lovers to share goodnight messages. Our work distinguishes itself by basing distance communication metaphors on elements of familiar, simple co-located behaviours. We argue that voice remains an under-utilised media when designing interactive technologies for long-distant couples. Through exploring the results of a 2-month case study we present some of the unique challenges that using voice entails.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdjunct Proceedings of the 25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'12
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages61-62
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventProceedings of the UIST2012: 25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology - Cambridge, MA, USA United States
Duration: 7 Oct 201210 Oct 2012

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the UIST2012: 25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
CountryUSA United States
CityCambridge, MA
Period7/10/1210/10/12

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    Gooch, D., & Watts, L. (2012). SleepyWhispers: Sharing goodnights within distant relationships. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'12 (pp. 61-62). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2380296.2380322