Applications of Projector Phones for Social Computing

  • Cowan L
  • Griswold W
  • Hollan J
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Although mobile phones can help us stay connected with friends,
family, and colleagues, these personal communication devices can
also isolate us from the world around us by drawing our attention
into a private digital realm. In contrast, public displays can
catalyze conversation with people nearby. Mobile phones with
integrated pico projectors have the potential
to combine the
phone’s computation and communication capabilities with the
projected display’s ease of sharing, creating a personal, mobile,
public display. Enabling the phone’s content to become visible to
co-present people could help bridge the gap between the physical
and digital realms, and even enhance face-to-face interaction. In
this paper, we explore applications of projector phones for social
computing. We
implications of projector phones, explore the design space through
design opportunities and challenges

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  • Lisa Cowan

  • William G Griswold

  • James D Hollan

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