Clique here : exploring the use of mobile multi-media to support connectedness
Author(s)Corral, Joseph Edmund, 1980-
Exploring the use of mobile multi-media to support connectedness
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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The practical demands of modern life obligate people to spend time physically seperated from the people they care about. To cope, people turn to communications technology like the telephone, e-mail, and instant messaging (IM) to maintain a connection with social contacts. These communication modalities are limited in their ability to provide social-connectedness by their failure to balance expressiveness, overhead, and social obligation. Clique Here is a mobile communications platform that attempts to address this limitation and support a higher degree of social-connectedness by complementing mobile telephone capability with media rich awareness and multiple lightweight communication modes. The Clique Here system consists of a mobile client, implemented on a camera embedded mobile handset, a home client, implemented on a wireless web tablet, and communication between clients is facillitated by an application server.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-75).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.