The unbearable lightness of being there. Contrasting approaches to presence engineering

W.A. IJsselsteijn, Joy van Baren, N.A. Romero Herera, P. Markopoulos

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Abstract

The emergence and proliferation of email, mobile communication devices, internet chatrooms, shared virtual environments, advanced tele-conferencing platforms and other telecommunication systems underline the importance of developing measurement methods that are sensitive to the human experience with these systems. In this paper, we discuss the concepts of social presence and connectedness as complementary notions, each relating to a different set of media properties that serve distinct communication needs. We aim to broaden the scope of current presence technologies and applications, illustrating the various factors that play a role in establishing, enhancing, and enriching the experience of human connectedness through communication media. Based on existing literature, we discuss a number of user requirements for home communication and awareness systems. To make these ideas tangible, we finish the paper by briefly discussing the ASTRA project as a case study in designing and evaluating an awareness system for the home.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisual communications and image processing 2003, 8-11 July 2003, Lugano, Switzerland
EditorsT. Ebrahimi, T. Sikora
Place of PublicationBellington
PublisherSPIE
Pages61-68
ISBN (Print)0-8194-5023-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventVisual Communications and Image Processing 2003 (VCIP 2003), July 8-11, 2003, Lugano, Switzerland - Lugano, Switzerland
Duration: 8 Jul 200311 Jul 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
Volume5150
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceVisual Communications and Image Processing 2003 (VCIP 2003), July 8-11, 2003, Lugano, Switzerland
Abbreviated titleVCIP 2003
CountrySwitzerland
CityLugano
Period8/07/0311/07/03

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