Exploring the potential of audio-tactile messaging for remote interpersonal communication

Lorna Brown, Renan Krishnan, Abigail Sellen, and Richard Harper

Abstract

Shake2Talk is a mobile messaging system that allows users

to send sounds and tactile sensations to one another via

their mobile phones. Messages are created through gestures

and then sent to the receiver’s phone where they play upon

arrival. This paper reports a study of the Shake2Talk system

in use by six couples, and begins to uncover the types of

messaging practices that occur, and the values and

meanings that users ascribe to these messages.

Details

Publication typeProceedings
Published inCHI 2009
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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