Want to keep in better touch with your parents, but just don’t have the time? The SPARCS (Sharing Photos and Relevant Calendar Stuff) prototype shares a photo-of-the-day from your digital photos and items from your Windows Live or Outlook calendar each day using Windows Live Spaces. We are using SPARCS to study the effect of sharing suggestions and frequently sharing small amounts of information on the relationship between extended family members.
- Kimberly Tee, A.J. Brush, and Kori Inkpen, Exploring communication and sharing between extended families, in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Elsevier , February 2009.
- A.J. Bernheim Brush, Kori M. Inkpen, and Kimberly Tee, SPARCS: Exploring Sharing Suggestions to Enhance Family Connectedness, in Conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW 2008), Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., November 2008.
- A.J. Bernheim Brush, Kori M. Inkpen, and Kimberly Tee, SPARCS Video, Microsoft, 2008.