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Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems, International Workshop on (2006)
Adelaide, Australia
Jan. 5, 2006 to Jan. 7, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2494-X
pp: 9-16
Kazushi Nishimoto , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Kenta Amano , NTT IT Corporation, Japan
Masao Usuki , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
In this papeK we propose "pHotOluck" (a word coined by mixing "potluck" and "photo"), which is a novel table-ware system for vitalizing mealtime communication by projecting photos taken by people who have a meal together onto special dishes. We conducted several experiments to investigate people's behaviors and communications, comparing pHotOluck with an ordinary photo viewing system that displays photos on a normal LCD PC display and with printed photos. The results of the experiments showed that pHotOluck could vitalize mealtime communications and offered everyone on equal chance to initiate communication although, compared to a normal photo viewing system and printed photos, pHotOluck is not so good as a photoviewer:

M. Usuki, K. Amano and K. Nishimoto, "pHotOluck: A Home-use Table-ware to Vitalize Mealtime Communications by Projecting Photos onto Dishes," First IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems 2006(TABLETOP), Adelaide, SA, Australia, 2006, pp. 9-16.
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