4Photos: A collaborative photo sharing experience

Martijn Ten Bhömer, John Helmes, Kenton O'Hara, Elise Van Den Hoven

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Abstract

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
Subtitle of host publicationExtending Boundaries - Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Pages52-61
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries, NordiCHI 2010 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 16 Oct 201020 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameNordiCHI 2010: Extending Boundaries - Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

Conference

Conference6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries, NordiCHI 2010
Country/TerritoryIceland
CityReykjavik
Period16/10/1020/10/10

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Information interfaces
  • Interaction
  • Iterative design
  • Photo sharing
  • Screens
  • Serendipity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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