Send me bubbles: multimodal performance and social acceptability

Williamson, J.R. (2011) Send me bubbles: multimodal performance and social acceptability. In: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI EA '11, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 7-12 May 2011. ACM New York: New York, NY, USA, pp. 899-904. ISBN 9781450302685 (doi:10.1145/1979742.1979513)

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Abstract

The use of performance as the focus of interaction provides the opportunity for exploratory and individual experiences but can also put users in an uncomfortable position. This paper presents an initial user study of a mobile remote awareness application in which users can control their own fish in a virtual fish tank using multimodal input from an external sensing device, where the input styles are created and performed by participants in an open ended sensing model. The study was designed in order to better understand the issues of performance when audience members are both casual passersby and familiar others watching remotely. Additionally, this study investigated the creation of performances and the effects of props when used in different social settings. The study involved pairs of participants interacting with the system in both public and private locations over repeated sessions. The results of this study show how users created and interpreted performances as well as how their consideration of passersby influenced their experiences.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Williamson, Dr Julie
Authors: Williamson, J.R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM New York
ISBN:9781450302685

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