Using media facades to engage social interaction

Sven Gehring, Antonio Krüger

In: Adjunct Proceedings of the International Conference on Ubiquituous Computing. International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp-12) 14th September 5-8 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States ACM 2012.


Media façades in urban spaces offer great potential for new forms of collaborative multi-user interaction. Beyond interaction, they also allow for connecting people and for triggering social interaction between the different users. We report on our experiences of how simultaneous interaction with a media façade at-a-distance can engage social offline interaction between users. We built an application that allows for simultaneous painting on a façade, and gathered informal feedback during the ARS Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.


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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence