Creating serendipitous encounters in a geographically distributed community

Adithya Renduchintala, Aisling Kelliher, Hari Sundaram

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Abstract

This paper is focused on the development of serendipitous interfaces that promote casual and chance encounters within a geographically distributed community. The problem is particularly important for distributed workforces, where there is little opportunity for chance encounters that are crucial to the formation of a sense of community. There are three contributions of this paper. (a) development of a robust communication architecture facilitating serendipitous casual interaction using online media repositories coupled to two multimodal interfaces (b) development of multimodal interfaces that allow users to browse, leave audio comments, and asynchronously listen to other community members, and (c) a multimodal gesture driven control (vision and ultrasonic) of the audio-visual display. Our user studies reveal that the interfaces are well liked, and promote social interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st ACM International Workshop on Human-Centered Multimedia, HCM 2006
Pages45-54
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event1st ACM International Workshop on Human-Centered Multimedia, HCM 2006, co-located with the 2006 ACM International Multimedia Conference - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2007Oct 27 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM International Multimedia Conference and Exhibition

Other

Other1st ACM International Workshop on Human-Centered Multimedia, HCM 2006, co-located with the 2006 ACM International Multimedia Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Period10/27/0710/27/07

Keywords

  • Image repository
  • Mediated communication
  • Online media repository
  • Remote interfaces
  • Serendipitous interaction
  • Social computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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