Mesh Mobs - Virtually augmented crowds
TR-2011-146, Authors: Tim Kindberg, Jakob Bardram, Sebastian Büttrich, Morten Esbensen, Steven Houben, Rilla Khaled, Thomas Pederson, Gian Perrone, Juan David Hincapié Ramos and Aurélien Tabard
Virtually augmented crowds
Juan David Hincapié Ramos
We report on a six-week research project on the topic of crowd computer interaction, which was conducted at ITU in October/November 2011 while the first author was resident as a visiting professor. The project led to a proposal for mesh mobs, a new type of smart crowd, in which physically collocated people interact via their WiFi-enabled mobile phones. The paper provides a brief background to crowd computer interaction, motivates the concept of mesh mob and presents some design and implementation issues pertaining to applications for mesh mobs.
Technical report TR-2011-146 in IT University Technical Report Series, November 2011
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