Ambient social tv

Gunnar Harboe, Crysta J. Metcalf, Frank Bentley, Joe Tullio, Noel Massey, Guy Romano
2008 Proceeding of the twenty-sixth annual CHI conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '08  
We examine how ambient displays can augment social television. Social TV 2 is an interactive television solution that incorporates two ambient displays to convey to participants an aggregate view of their friends' current TVwatching status. Social TV 2 also allows users to see which television shows friends and family are watching and send lightweight messages from within the TV-viewing experience. Through a two-week field study we found the ambient displays to be an integral part of the
more » ... nce. We present the results of our field study with a discussion of the implications for future social systems in the home. Figure 3: The orb and Chumby devices displaying a purple color (more than one friend is watching TV).
doi:10.1145/1357054.1357056 dblp:conf/chi/HarboeMBTMR08 fatcat:2nay2z2wyrd3fgnovawrrgn6iq