Technologically mediated intimate communication: An overview and future directions

Elham Saadatian, Hooman Samani, Arash Toudeshki, Ryohei Nakatsu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

10 Citations (Scopus)


Emerging field of intimate computing relates to the technologies that aim to mediate affective communication across distance. Conventional telecommunication media are originally designed for collaborations and task oriented goals with the poor support of intimate experiences. Contemporary lifestyle changes leaded to design and adoption of technologies in support of long distance relationships. The present work is a study of existing prototypical systems and related conceptual studies in this realm of study. Their design perspective, mechanism and human factors are described. Challenges coupled to this domain are studied and future research directions are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEntertainment Computing - 12th International Conference, ICEC 2013, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783642411052
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event12th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2013 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 16 Oct 201318 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8215 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2013
CitySao Paulo


  • Mediated intimacy
  • Perspective
  • Telematic emotional communication
  • Telepresence
  • User interface


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