Communicating More than Nothing

January 15th, 2008
Interaction
Abstract

Strong social connections permeate one’s daily life. With the numerous means available, these connections can easily dominate one’s communications, though one only wants to convey and have a sense of presence in each other’s lives. Portal Frame fosters this feeling of connection between individuals while keeping the amount of active communication that must take place to a minimum. Individuals are provided a means to glimpse the lives of intimate friends through a well known and established physical medium, the picture frame.

Tony Bergstrom and Karrie Karahalios, Communicating More than Nothing. Extended Abstracts of CHI 2006.

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