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Designing for active place presence at home: The Hole in Space design experiment

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Publication date4/06/2016
Host publicationDIS '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages1341-1352
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781450340311
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Technological support for augmenting the relationship that people establish with remote places has been studied fairly little as the primary focus in telepresence studies is the connection between people. This paper addresses the design challenge for supporting 'active place presence' at home. A prototype, Hole in Space, was created to explore the design challenge. A longitudinal study of how an urban couple appropriated the prototype was conducted over the duration of seven months. The paper elaborates on how the Webmediated design influenced place presence and outlines several aspects that need to be considered when designing for active place presence at home.