Designing and evaluating affective aspects of sociable media to support social connectedness

Thomas Visser, Pavan Dadlani, Daan Van Bel, Svetlana Yarosh

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Abstract

The use of sociable media for supporting social connectedness has been a serious subject of study for researchers and designers in recent years. Social connectedness is considered to be the momentary experience of belongingness and relatedness with others. Particular user groups may benefit from support in social connectedness, such as elderly or divorced parents and their children. Several research projects have made efforts to support social connectedness. However, there have been few formal studies into the factors affecting connectedness. Also, the way in which social connectedness has been measured in studies to date is diverse and often not grounded in psychological theory. This shows a need for more elaborate investigation in how social connectedness can be measured, what types of content could be shared between users, and which interactions should be provided by a system, when aiming for social connectedness. This should lead to guidelines and an ontology of elements to help and inspire designers of social connectedness systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 2010 - The 28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
Pages4437-4440
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 9 2010
Event28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2010Apr 15 2010

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period4/10/104/15/10

Keywords

  • Computer mediated communication
  • Interaction design
  • Measurement
  • Social connectedness

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