Portrait pigeon: An interactive photo messaging wall for seniors

Robin N. Brewer*, Moritz Gellner, Anne Marie Piper

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Considerable research has studied online communication for older adults. For some seniors, age-related disability presents barriers to using computers and going online. For others, lack of experience or lack of interest deters them from keeping in touch using modern communication platforms such as social media sites. Physical communication artifacts, such as printed photos, support important forms of offline communication for older adults, and we examine how physical photos can be augmented to facilitate lightweight online social communication. This approach embeds online messaging into a familiar and culturally-relevant artifact, physical photos. This paper presents Portrait Pigeon, a ubiquitous lightweight messaging platform for seniors that integrates in-home photo displays into online communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages13-17
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330473
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Sep 13 2014Sep 17 2014

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Other

Other2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period9/13/149/17/14

Keywords

  • Gesture input
  • Lightweight communication
  • Older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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