MobiComics: collaborative use of mobile phones and large displays for public expression

Lucero, Andrés, Holopainen, Jussi and Jokela, Tero (2012) MobiComics: collaborative use of mobile phones and large displays for public expression. In: MobileHCI, 21 - 24 September 2012, San Francisco, California, USA.

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Abstract

We explore shared collocated interactions with mobile phones and public displays in an indoor public place. We introduce MobiComics, an application that allows a group of collocated persons to flexibly create and edit comic strip panels using their mobile phones. The prototype supports ad hoc sharing of comic strip panels between people and onto two public displays by taking the spatial arrangement of people into account, measured with a radio tracking technology integrated in their mobile phones. MobiComics also includes game-like elements to foster social interaction between participants. Our evaluations show that people enjoyed creating panels collaboratively and sharing content using the proposed interaction techniques. The included game-like features positively influenced social interaction.

Keywords:collocated interaction, handheld devices, public displays
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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