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There's Not an App for That by Matt Jones, Gary Marsden, Simon Robinson

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Chapter 14

Opportunity 4.1

Mobiles as Props

Abstract

Instead of mobiles getting in the way of performance, what if they can be props to enhance together-interaction? In this Opportunity chapter, we begin by thinking about how successful a mobile is in the simple “selfie” performance, and then move on to consider more advanced prop cases. What about using a set of mobiles as an ensemble to tell a group story? Or, how could lots of mobiles be used together to collaboratively sort photos or select music playlists?

Keywords

props; selfie; social spatial interaction; together-interaction; tangibles; collaboration
What’s the Opportunity?
Instead of seeing mobiles as things that get in the way of or simply record performances, let’s look at how they can facilitate ...

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