The Magic Sock Drawer project

Daniel Gooch, Leon Watts

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the design of a intimate communication system, the Magic Sock Drawer (MSD). The system allows close friends to send drawn or typed digital notes to one another which are then automatically printed at the other end. The system allows us to explore a number of design concepts that relate to feelings of closeness between remote partners. The four design concepts motivating the MSD include closed 1-to-1 communication, personalization, tangibility and location. We present the results of a 6-week pilot study using the system and the impact it has had on the study participants' relationship, including mutual recognition of caring through the effort of producing notes and feelings about serendipitous discovery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages243-252
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0268-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011, May 7, 2011 - May 12, 2011 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery

Conference

Conference29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011, May 7, 2011 - May 12, 2011
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period1/01/11 → …

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    Gooch, D., & Watts, L. (2011). The Magic Sock Drawer project. In CHI EA 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts (pp. 243-252). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979613