Distance can cause several problems if not consistently given enough attention
provide possible solutions that can bridge the gap between couples in remote relationships. we developed an ambient display to support the communication and emotion expression to maintain healthy long distance relationships.
The main functionalities of the concept is as bellow:
- Monitor the communication gap between partners and alert them.
- If communication wanes, the flower automatically starts to droop (Fig on the left).
- Bend in the stem and change the color that signifies sadness actuated by either of partners(Fig on the right) .
Our prototype focuses on supporting emotional expression and awareness
- Alshehri, M., Shanthagiri, V., Connelly, K., 2016. Forget Me Not: An Ambient Display to Increase Communication Between Partners by Enabling Feeling Expression and Increasing Awareness. Poster session presented at: Pervasive Health.
- Alshehri, M.,Shanthagiri, V., 2015. Increase communication between partner by timely subtle reminders about communication gap. Poster session presented at: Research and Projects Symposium at Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing