The tyranny of the everyday in mobile video messaging

Rintel, S., Harper, R., and O’Hara, K. (2016). The tyranny of the everyday in mobile video messaging. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA. DOI: 10.1145/2858036.2858.42 This paper reports on how asynchronous mobile video messaging presents users with a challenge to doing ‘being Read more about The tyranny of the everyday in mobile video messaging[…]

Social Mobile Video Infographic 15 April 2015

Infographic: Social mobile video space – April 2015

[PDF: 15 April 2015] Updated 15 April 2015 to include new applications and revise the format. As part of my research into how Skype Qik is being used in the wild, I’ve been looking into the larger space of social mobile video. The ‘infographic’ above (for want of a better term) is a first and very Read more about Infographic: Social mobile video space – April 2015[…]

Me For You: Lessons About Everyday Video Messaging From Skype Qik

Rintel, S., Harper, R., Watson, R., and O’Hara, K. (2015). ‘Me For You’: Lessons About Everyday Video Messaging From Skype Qik. Workshop on Everyday Telepresence: Emerging Practices and Future Research Directions. In this position paper we outline the opportunities and challenges of pure asynchronous video messaging as an everyday utility. We recruited 53 users to try Skype Read more about Me For You: Lessons About Everyday Video Messaging From Skype Qik[…]

Face to Facebook: Can video chat get over its hang-ups?

Last week, Facebook introduced one-to-one video calling. With a claimed userbase of 750 million accounts, the potential for ubiquitous video calling seems obvious. But, will it work? Of all post-industrial revolution communication technologies, video calling has had the rockiest path to usability and popularity. Could Facebook have the edge that has eluded prior services? Seeing Read more about Face to Facebook: Can video chat get over its hang-ups?[…]