Visualizing remote voice conversations

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Abstract

Online voice conversations are becoming ever more popular. People have been logging online text conversations, but what about voice conversations? Walter Ong simply states, "written words are residue. Oral tradition has no such residue or deposit" [6]. However, we do not just want to archive conversations, we want to enable users to have some meaning in these "logs". We introduce a project that takes a remote conversation and visualizes it. It does so in a way that takes volume, pitch and content into account. With this information, the visualizations display the data in a meaningful way. Users can use these images in the future to review past conversations whether it is for nostalgia's sake or to recall some piece of information. In this paper, we describe the early design and iteration of system for archiving and creating artifacts from remote audio conversations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
Pages4675-4680
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 25 2009
Event27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Apr 4 2009Apr 9 2009

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period4/4/094/9/09

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Keywords

  • Archival
  • Artifacts
  • Content
  • Conversation
  • Pitch
  • Remote audio
  • Skype
  • Social visualization
  • VoIP
  • Volume

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Mathur, P., & Karahalios, K. G. (2009). Visualizing remote voice conversations. In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 (pp. 4675-4680). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1520340.1520719