Cognition, Technology & Work

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 41–44 | Cite as

Social presence and group attraction: exploring the effects of awareness systems in the home

  • C. A. G. J. Huijnen
  • W. A. IJsselsteijn
  • P. Markopoulos
  • B. de Ruyter
Original Article

Abstract

This paper describes an experimental assessment of affective user benefits that may result from adding peripheral awareness information while remote friends share an activity in a home environment. The experiment has shown that providing awareness information increases the social presence and the group attraction felt by individuals towards remote partners.

Keywords

Social presence Group attraction Abstract representation Connectivity Calm computing Awareness systems 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. G. J. Huijnen
    • 1
  • W. A. IJsselsteijn
    • 1
  • P. Markopoulos
    • 1
  • B. de Ruyter
    • 2
  1. 1.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Philips Research Laboratories EindhovenEindhovenThe Netherlands

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