Distance can cause several problems if not consistently given enough attention

Our aim

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.


 

BRAINSTORMING

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DESIGN PROCESS

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Persona

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DESIGN CONCEPT

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   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) .

PROTOTYPE 

Our prototype focuses on supporting emotional expression and awareness

 

 

 

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When the partners are communicating frequently.

 

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If communication wanes, the flower automatically starts to droop

 

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When a partner is feeling sad or in need of more attention from his/her partner.

 


 

PUBLICATIONS

  • 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