MagMobile: Enhancing Social Interactions with Rapid View-Stitching Games of Mobile Devices

XDa-Yuan Huang*, Tzu Wen Chang, Min Lun Tsai, Chien Pang Lin, Neng Hao Yu, Mike Y. Chen, Yi Ping Hung, Chih Hao Hsu

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Abstract

Most mobile games are designed for users to only focus on their own screens thus lack of face-to-face interaction even users are sitting together. Past work shows that the shared information space created by multiple mobile devices can encourage users communicate to each other naturally. The aim of this work is to provide a fluent view-stitching technique to help mobile phone users establish their information-shared view. We present MagMobile: a new spatial interaction technique that allows users to stitch views by simply putting multiple mobile devices close to each other. We describe the design of spatial-aware sensor module and tailor-made magnetic sensor units which are low cost, easy to be obtained into phones. We also propose two collaborative games to engage social interactions in the co-located place.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Applications - Volume 2
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Computer
EditorsChang Ruay-Shiung, Peng Sheng-Lung, Lin Chia-Chen
Pages477-486
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume21
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Keywords

  • Co-located collaboration
  • Cooperative games
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Mobile devices
  • Sensors
  • Spontaneous device sharing
  • View-stitching

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