4Photos: a collaborative photo sharing experience

M. Bhömer, ten, J.F.M. Helmes, K.P O'Hara, E.A.W.H. Hoven, van den

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    In this paper, we describe the iterative design and user study of "4Photos", a multi-screen table centrepiece allowing media content to be shared and enjoyed in a social setting. It was our intention to design an object with the purpose to gather qualitative data concerning the social effects of new ways of democratic, serendipitous and playful photo sharing. To facilitate this we used online photo repository content that most often gets experienced in an individual setting. Using 4Photos we positioned this content within a social setting and observed how the presentation of these images enabled new ways of 'phototalk' to arise. We describe the design process, the final concept and reflect upon observed practices that emerged from people's usage of 4Photos. We then present several design implications and discuss future directions for continuation of this research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNordiCHI 2010 : Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries, Reykjavik, Iceland, October 16 - 20, 2010
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-934-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Eventconference; Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction; 2010-10-16; 2010-10-20 -
    Duration: 16 Oct 201020 Oct 2010


    Conferenceconference; Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction; 2010-10-16; 2010-10-20
    OtherNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction


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