YourGloves, hothands and hotmits: devices to hold hands at a distance


Gooch, D. and Watts, L. A., 2012. YourGloves, hothands and hotmits: devices to hold hands at a distance. In: Proceedings of the UIST2012: 25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 2012-10-07 - 2012-10-10. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), pp. 157-166.

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    There is a growing body of work in HCI on the design of communication technologies to help support lovers in long distance relationships. We build upon this work by presenting an exploratory study of hand-holding prototypes. Our work distinguishes itself by basing distance communication metaphors on elements of familiar, simple co-located behaviours. We argue that the combined evocative power of unique co-created physical representations of the absent other can be used by separated lovers to generate powerful and positive experiences, in turn sustaining romantic connections at a distance.


    Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (UNSPECIFIED)
    CreatorsGooch, D.and Watts, L. A.
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    Uncontrolled Keywordssocial presence,interaction design
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Computer Science
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