Authors: Daria Loi, Anxo Cereijo Roibas
Addresses: User Experience Group, Intel Corporation, 20270 NW Amberglen Ct – AG1-112, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA. ' SCMIS, Faculty of Management & Information Sciences, University of Brighton, Watts Building, Moulsecoomb, Brighton, BN2 4GJ, UK
Abstract: This article reflects on emerging communities of nomadic users, which employ handhelds to create and share multimedia content. More specifically, authors explore new scenarios of pervasive i-TV by illustrating new user-experience models and new forms of content for convergent media. These new scenarios look at how mobile phones as personal interfaces interconnected with other nearby interfaces will contribute to create communication ubiquity – a ubiquity that refers to a system of pervasive communication without spatial and temporal constraints. This article shows how relevant applications of pervasive i-TV can be related to the creation and sharing of new forms of content and, more specifically, to the production and broadcast or narrowcast of multimedia content.
Keywords: communication ubiquity; nomadic communities; pervasive i-TV; mobile technologies; multimedia content; broadcast; narrowcast; new scenarios; multimedia content producers; handheld devices; mobile communications; mobile phones; cell phones.
International Journal of Web Based Communities, 2007 Vol.3 No.4, pp.416 - 426
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