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Virtual Box: Supporting mediated family intimacy through virtual and physical play

H Davis, MB Skov, M Stougaard, F Vetere

Australasian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OZCHI'07 | Published : 2007

Abstract

Mediated intimacy is the phenomenon where humans use technologies to express, share, or communicate intimate feelings with each other. Typically, technologies supporting mediated intimacy encompass different characteristics than technologies designed to solve specific work-oriented tasks. This paper reports on the design, implementation and initial evaluation of Virtual Box. Virtual Box attempts to create a physical and engaging context in order to support reciprocal interactions with expressive content. An implemented version of Virtual Box is evaluated in a location-aware environment to evaluate the design ideas according to mediated family intimacy.

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