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- Using cultural probes to explore mediated intimacy
- Kjeldskov, Jesper; Gibbs, Martin R.; Vetere, Frank; Howard, Steve; Pedell, Sonja; Mecoles, Karen; Bunyan, Marcus
- Intimacy is a crucial element of domestic life that has received insufficient attention from Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers despite their rapidly growing interest in the design of interactive technologies for domestic use. Intimate acts differ from other activities, and there are unexplored opportunities to develop interactive technologies to support these acts. This paper presents the first phase of a two-part study exploring the potential of interactive technologies to support intimate relationships. We contribute to this uncharted domain of HCI research a literature review of concepts useful in understanding intimacy and methods for its investigation. We conclude with preliminary results and suggestive design ideas for interactive technologies intended to support intimacy.
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- Proceedings of 'Supporting Community Interaction: Possibilities and Challenges', the Australasian Computer Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2004), Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, 21-24 November 2004
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- Contextual interviews; Cultural probes; Domestic technology; Intimacy; Personal technology
- Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group
- 9781741280791, 1741280796
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- Copyright © 2004 Jesper Kjeldskov, Martin R. Gibbs, Frank Vetere, Steve Howard, Sonja Pedell, Karen Mecoles, Marcus Bunyan. The authors assign to OZCHI and educational and non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to OZCHI to publish this document in full in the Conference Papers and Proceedings. Those documents may be published on the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, in printed form, and on mirror sites on the World Wide Web. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
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