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TOPIC: Friendsters at Work: Displaying Social Media Streams in the Workplace

Although there is a growing appreciation for the value of friendships in work settings, relatively little attention has been devoted to how sharing through social media services can help foster stronger relationships in the workplace. At Nokia Research Center Palo Alto, they are embarking on an investigation into the use of a new generation of proactive displays - large computer displays that can sense and respond in contextually appropriate ways to the people nearby. Our new Context, Content and Community Collage proactive display application is running on 8 LCD touchcomputers recently deployed throughout our lab. Nearby people are sensed via Bluetooth phones, and the response is an incrementally generated ambient collage of photos from Flickr profiles they have chosen to share. The presentation will highlight the motivations, goals, design and early deployment experiences with the proactive display application.

Joe McCarthy is a Principal Instigator at Nokia Research Center Palo Alto.

$15 non SDForum members; no charge for members; registration not required.

Official Website: http://www.sdforum.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventID=12978

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