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Vu, Phuong H (2016) ARTable. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Vu, Phuong H

Examining issues that come with the emergence of technology, such as the fear of boredom, of intimacy, and of face-to-face conversation. This thesis studies the possibility of a customizable design technology whose goal is to mitigate those issues. Pixls is a low cost interactive tabletop allowing users to collaboratively create digital drawings on a 64-by-64 LED matrix screen using mobile phone touchscreen, thereby encouraging social interaction amongst them. Adopting the research through practices approach, insights, and solutions gathered from literature review and relevant case studies are used as a theoretical foundation for the conceptualization and building of the aforementioned prototype. Based on three key findings derived from the analysis of user feedback, this study concludes that the technology stack used within Pixls should be generalized into a platform, upon which different features can be implemented to afford various types of social interactions, including, but not limited to face-to-face interaction.

Date: 10 June 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital media, digital drawings, co-creation, co-located collaboration, Internet of Things, interactive tabletop display, playful interaction, Raspberry Pi, mobile web app
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 15:58
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 23:45
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/663

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