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Towards Wearable Displays Aiming to Enhance Social Interaction

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Original languageEnglish
Typeworkshop position paper
Media of outputworkshop, paper available online
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Abstract

Compared to traditional mobile devices, wearable technology creates new opportunities for enhancing social interaction. For example, wearable displays could augment the wearer’s appearance by showing relevant information about them. We have studied how to support co-located interactions with various mobile solutions. One of our current goals within this research is to understand how wearable and close-to-body displays could be used to trigger and motivate
interaction between co-located people – both between familiar people and strangers. We briefly present two designs with which social opportunities in various social contexts have been explored, as well as highlight opportunities and challenges for future work.