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Author Thorne, Jeremy M. ♦ Hemmeryckx-Deleersnijder, Bart
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Tv ♦ Awareness ♦ Conversational context ♦ Video-calling ♦ Context sharing
Abstract This article discusses domestic video-calling over the TV and how such an experience might be enhanced through awareness and context-sharing. Video-based awareness will provide a visual sense of togetherness, such that users feel more connected and the perceived barrier to entering the call will be lowered. Rich contextsharing within the call allows conversations to flow more freely as callers throw items (photos, for example) from each others' lives onto the virtual "table" for discussion. We also discuss some mechanisms to transition between awareness and a context- enriched call; we structure the article around a family scenario.
Description Affiliation: Shared Experiences, Bell Labs (Alcatel-Lucent) (Hemmeryckx-Deleersnijder, Bart) || BT Group (Thorne, Jeremy M.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Computers in Entertainment (CIE) (CIE)
Volume Number 6
Issue Number 1
Page Count 13
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 13


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Source: ACM Digital Library