Personal mobile devices like mobile phones, tablets, fitness wristbands, and smart watches are becoming a ubiquitous technology weaved-in into our daily lives and activities. However, today these devices are designed and considered by the users as personal – not shared or collaborative. The workshop is interested in how mobile technology could be introduced in activities that are inherently co-located and cooperative – without being too dominant. The practical goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers, designers, and practitioners to explore this design space, to test and refine a design method, as well as to explore the potential to apply current commercial mobile devices, applications, and interaction techniques, as well as perhaps extend them, to allow richer social experiences.
Personal or Social? Workshop