HomeProxy: Exploring a Physical Proxy for Video Communication in the Home

John C. Tang, Robert Xiao, Aaron Hoff, Gina Venolia, Patrick Therien, and Asta Roseway

Abstract

HomeProxy is a research prototype that explores supporting video communication in the home among distributed family members through a physical proxy. It leverages a physical artifact dedicated to representing remote family members to make it easier to share activities with them. HomeProxy combines a form factor designed for the home environment with a “no-touch” user experience and an interface that responsively transitions between recorded and live video messages. We designed and implemented a prototype and conducted a pilot study with eight pairs of users. Our study demonstrated the challenges of a no-touch interface and the promise of offering quick video messaging in the home.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inACM Conference on Human Computer Interaction (CHI 2013)
PublisherACM Conference on Human Computer Interaction Paris, 2013
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