Our Little Secret: Design and User Study on an Electrochromic Ambient Display for Supporting Long-Distance Relationships

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a non-light-emitting electrochromic ambient display, Our Little Secret, for supporting the communication in long-distance relationships (LDRs). The unobtrusive display technique was prototyped with an interactive picture frame, which was used as a probe to chart the possibilities of the technique in an interview-based user study (n=12) and an in-the-wild deployment (one couple) of people living remotely from their partner. The salient findings showed positive response especially on the non-light-emitting nature of the display, and indicates that it has potential to support LDR communication and relationship through a pair of private, meaningful, and always-on yet calm displays.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation
EditorsAnthony Brooks, Eva Irene Brooks
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages611-622
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-53294-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-53293-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event8th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2019, and 4th EAI International Conference DLI 2019 - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 6 Nov 20198 Nov 2019
https://designlearninginnovation.eai-conferences.org/2019/

Publication series

Series Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume328
ISSN1867-8211

Conference

Conference8th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2019, and 4th EAI International Conference DLI 2019
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period06.11.201908.11.2019
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