Personal or social? Designing mobile interactions for co-located interaction
Paper in proceeding, 2014

Personal mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablets, fitness wristbands, and smart watches are becoming ubiquitous and widely involved in our daily activities. However, these devices are designed and considered by the users as personal-not as shared or collaborative. As a response to this, the workshop aims to explore the design of new application ideas for mobile devices that explicitly encourage users to engage in face-to-face interaction. The research question is firstly how to design for face-to-face interactions. Secondly, it is how we can utilize various possibilities e.g. combining mobile devices (e.g. phones + tablets); extending commercial mobile-devices with hardware peripherals; utilizing social networks, geo-location services or proximity-based connections; or utilizing software to turn the personal devices into tools of face-to-face interactions. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).

Face-to-face interaction


Mobile devices

Collaborative technology

Design methods

Design approaches


Personal technology


P. Jarusriboonchai

Tampere University of Technology

N. Memarović

Universita della Svizzera italiana

Sus Lundgren

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction design

S. Reeves

University of Nottingham

T. Olsson

Tampere University of Technology

Pawel Wozniak

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction design

J.E. Fischer

University of Nottingham

Olof Torgersson

University of Gothenburg

8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2014; Helsinki; Finland; 26 October 2014 through 30 October 2014

978-145032542-4 (ISBN)

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Human Computer Interaction





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