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The family window: the design and evaluation of a domestic media space

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The family window: the design and evaluation of a domestic media space
Families have a strong need to connect with their loved ones over distance. However, most technologies do not provide the same feelings of connectedness that one feels from seeing remote family members. Hence our goal was to understand if a video connection, in the form of a media space, could help families feel more connected and what design factors would be critical for its success. To answer this, we designed a video media space called the Family Window and deployed it within the homes of two families for eight months and four families for five weeks. Our results show that always-on video can lead to an increase in feelings of connectedness by providing availability awareness and opportunities for sharing everyday life. However usage and value of such media spaces hinges on close-knit relationships and control over one's autonomy. Author Keywords Media spaces, domestic, families, awareness, video ACM Classification Keywords H5.3. Information interfaces and presentation: Group ...
Tejinder K. Judge, Carman Neustaedter, Andrew F. K
Added 13 Oct 2010
Updated 13 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where CHI
Authors Tejinder K. Judge, Carman Neustaedter, Andrew F. Kurtz
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