Rethinking Interaction

Designer: Christian Sivertsen – TU/e
Coach: Bart Hengeveld
Stakeholder: No Isolation 


How can we add subtle social cues back into technology?

Communication technologies should support human expression, and in the case of video calls there is ample room for improvement. The GazeDisplay is a webcam sized device which enriches the sense of presence in video call by letting you know what your conversation partner is looking at. This enhanced level of interaction, enabled by eye-tracking technology, is particularly relevant in the case of children attending school through video calls, or in telemedicine where trust and understanding are very important. Here, a video call including gaze information is established between two computers, allowing visitors to experience the system first hand.