Home video communication: mediating 'closeness'

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Home video communication: mediating 'closeness'
Video-mediated communication (VMC) technologies are becoming rapidly adopted by home users. Little research has previously been conducted into why home users would choose to use VMC or their practices surrounding its use. We present the results of an interview and diary-based study of 17 people about their uses of, and attitudes towards, VMC. We highlight the artful ways in which users appropriate VMC to reconcile a desire for closeness with those with whom they communicate, and we explore the rich ways in which VMC supports different expressions of this desire. We conclude with discussions of how nextgeneration VMC technologies might be designed to take advantage of this understanding of human values in communicative practice. Author Keywords VMC, Video-Mediated Communication, Home users. ACM Classification Keywords H5.m. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI): Miscellaneous. General Terms Design, Human Factors
David S. Kirk, Abigail Sellen, Xiang Cao
Added 17 Mar 2010
Updated 17 Mar 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where CSCW
Authors David S. Kirk, Abigail Sellen, Xiang Cao
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