Project : in-situ
Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
European projects IST/FET InterLiving
The InterLiving project is a multi-disciplinary research project that uses social science, computer science and design methods to develop communication technologies for families. The project has multi-year relationships with six multi-household, multi-generational families in two EU countries who are active partners in testing novel research methods and prototyping ideas. The project investigates the communication patterns and needs of distributed families, especially peripheral communication; produces novel research methods for working with families, with an emphasis on collaborative design; and creates interactive ``shared surfaces'' to help family members stay in touch and facilitate everyday interaction. The project finished at the end of 2003.