YourGloves, hothands and hotmits: devices to hold hands at a distance

Daniel Gooch, Leon A 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 hand-holding prototypes. Our work distinguishes itself by basing distance communication metaphors on elements of familiar, simple co-located behaviours. We argue that the combined evocative power of unique co-created physical representations of the absent other can be used by separated lovers to generate powerful and positive experiences, in turn sustaining romantic connections at a distance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST '12 Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology. Proceedings
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages157-166
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450315807
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

Keywords

  • social presence
  • interaction design

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    Gooch, D., & Watts, L. A. (2012). YourGloves, hothands and hotmits: devices to hold hands at a distance. In UIST '12 Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology. Proceedings (pp. 157-166). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2380116.2380138