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Document type:
Konferenzbeitrag 
Author(s):
M. Bilandzic; D. Filonik; M. Gross; A. Hackel; H. Mangesius; H. Krcmar 
Title:
A Mobile Application to Support Phatic Communication in the Hybrid Space 
Abstract:
This paper presents a prototype implementation of the PengYo application that offers a cross-platform interaction method between an online social community and mobile users based on the "beeping" phenomenon. PengYo provides a novel interface that explicitly supports the practice of beeping, a nearly-globally applied implicit communication method of calling somebody and hanging up before the call is answered. In contrast to the traditional beeping-method, PengYo provides a custom tailored user in...    »
 
Keywords:
mobile computing; social networking (online); user interfaces; hybrid space; mobile users; online social community; phatic communication; user interaction; user interface; Communications technology; Humans; Hybrid power systems; Informatics; Information technology; Internet; Mobile communication; Mobile handsets; Social network services; Space technology; beeping; flashing; human computer interaction; mobile social community; phatic communication; social community; user interface design 
Book / Congress title:
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG) 
Year:
2009 
Pages:
1517-1521 
Covered by:
Scopus; Web of Science