Mediating intimacy: designing technologies to support strong-tie relationships

@inproceedings{Vetere2005MediatingID,
  title={Mediating intimacy: designing technologies to support strong-tie relationships},
  author={Frank Vetere and Martin R. Gibbs and Jesper Kjeldskov and Steve Howard and Florian Mueller and Sonja Pedell and Karen Mecoles and Marcus Bunyan},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2005}
}
Intimacy is a crucial element of domestic life, and many interactive technologies designed for other purposes have been appropriated for use within intimate relationships. However, there is a deficit in current understandings of how technologies are used within intimate relationships, and how to design technologies to support intimate acts. In this paper we report on work that has addressed these deficits. We used cultural probes and contextual interviews and other ethnographically informed… CONTINUE READING
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