Bridging Gaps: Affective Communication in Long Distance Relationships

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Bridging Gaps: Affective Communication in Long Distance Relationships. Shruti Bhandari Indiana University School of Informatics 901 E. 10th Street Bloomington, IN 47408, USA sbhandar@indiana.edu Shaowen Bardzell Indiana University School of Informatics 901 E. 10th Street - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Bridging Gaps: AffectiveCommunication in Long DistanceRelationshipsShruti BhandariIndiana UniversitySchool of Informatics901 E. 10th StreetBloomington, IN 47408, USAsbhandar@indiana.eduShaowen BardzellIndiana UniversitySchool of Informatics901 E. 10th StreetBloomington, IN 47408, USAselu@indiana.edu

    CHI 2008 Proceedings Works In Progress

  • OutlineIntroductionUser ResearchInitial FindingsDesign ConceptsFuture Work

  • IntroductionCommunication is used by non- collocated couples to exchange factual information as well as to express their emotions to each other.

  • User Researcheight peopletwo were marriedtwo were international studentsThree of the participants are presently collocated though they had lived away from their partners in the past.relationship period:1 to 9 yearstwo female & six male participantsSubjects:heterosexual relationship

  • Initial FindingsSpent a good part of day communicating or special timecell phoneInstant Messaging(IM)Surprise Messages

  • Design Concepts1) MatchUs Board: 2) Together Aquarium:3) CanCan:4) Audible Gifts:

  • Diamond Touch

  • MatchUs Board

  • Together Aquarium

  • CanCan

  • Audible Gifts

  • Future WorkCreating shared experiences and promoting situational awareness

    Extensive usability evaluation of our design concepts

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