Communicating more than nothing

Tony Bergstrom, Karrie Karahalios

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Strong social connections permeate one's daily life. With the numerous means available, these connections can easily dominate one's communications, though one only wants to convey and have a sense of presence in each other's lives. Portal Frame fosters this feeling of connection between individuals while keeping the amount of active communication that must take place to a minimum. Individuals are provided a means to glimpse the lives of intimate friends through a well known and established physical medium, the picture frame.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI'06 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA'06
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2006
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2006 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Apr 22 2006Apr 27 2006

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2006
CityMontreal, QC


  • Connections
  • GPS
  • Photographs
  • Sensors
  • Tangible devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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