Video mediated social interaction between groups: System requirements and technology challenges

Publication year: 2011
Source: Telematics and Informatics, Volume 28, Issue 4, November 2011, Pages 251-270

Doug, Williams , Marian F., Ursu , Joshan, Meenowa , Pablo, Cesar , Ian, Kegel , …

This paper discusses results from research related to the use of television as a device that supports social interaction between close-knit groups in settings that include more than two locations, each location being potentially equipped with more than one camera. The paper introduces the notion of a framing experience, as a specific scenario or situation within which social communication takes place. It reports on the evaluation of some of the key attributes of social communication through semi-structured interviews, with 16 families across four European countries. The inferences drawn from this study are reduced to four system capabilities including the ability…