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Supporting Colocated Interactions Using RFID and Social Network Displays
July-September 2006 (vol. 5 no. 3)
pp. 48-56
Shin'ichi Konomi, University of Colorado at Boulder
Sozo Inoue, Kyushu University
Takashi Kobayashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Masaru Kitsuregawa, University of Tokyo
The DeaiExplorer RFID application helps colocated conference participants discover interpersonal connections by letting them mutually reveal their social networks on a large display device. The system responds to nearby participants and uses algorithms to dynamically derive interconnected social clusters from a publication database. The system was deployed at a recent international conference, providing quantitative and qualitative data. Analysis of this data reveals interesting implications for designing such RFID-based systems, highlighting new opportunities and key design challenges. This article is part of a special issue on Real-World Deployments.
Index Terms:
RFID application, pervasive computing, human-computer interaction, social networking, collaborative computing, databases, privacy
Shin'ichi Konomi, Sozo Inoue, Takashi Kobayashi, Masashi Tsuchida, Masaru Kitsuregawa, "Supporting Colocated Interactions Using RFID and Social Network Displays," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 48-56, July-Sept. 2006, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2006.60
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