AURA: Urban Personal Projection to Initiate the Communication

Miyo Okada, Laura Lugaresi, Dingding Zheng, Roshan Peiris, Katrin Wolf, Cristian Norlin, Mikael Anneroth, Kai Steven Kunze, Masahiko Inakage

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Abstract

We present a concept of AURA, an urban personal projection to initiate the communication. In this work, we focus on how to break the ice with strangers through technology in urban public space. The Aura, as an enliven spiritual pet, floats around user's feet. We introduce a simple interaction scenario, attracting a person who comes within personal distance of the user who carries the AURA. To break the ice between strangers, a projected butterfly as the Aura is moved toward a person who comes within 2m of the user, and then back and forth to attract that person. We believe that externalized interactive representation of the user in the form of a spiritual pet can ease and facilitate the communication, serve as a conversation starter, and make the interactions between people more fun.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISS 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages397-399
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356947
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 19
Event13th ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2018 Nov 252018 Nov 28

Other

Other13th ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2018
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period18/11/2518/11/28

Keywords

  • Aura
  • Communication
  • Display
  • Icebreaker
  • Personal projection
  • Social interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Okada, M., Lugaresi, L., Zheng, D., Peiris, R., Wolf, K., Norlin, C., Anneroth, M., Kunze, K. S., & Inakage, M. (2018). AURA: Urban Personal Projection to Initiate the Communication. In ISS 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (pp. 397-399). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3279778.3281758