CHI 2008: Yay we made it in!

The CHI 2008 conference is winding down today, and I’m still excited that our Work in Progress paper got accepted to the conference!

CHI is arguably the biggest conference HCI/Design conference around – from their website: “CHI 2008 focuses on the balance between art and science, design and research, practical motivation and the process that leads the way to innovative excellence.”

Our paper was titled “Enhancing online personal connections through the synchronized sharing of online video” and came from the work that Ayman, myself, Marcello and Yiding did at Yahoo Research Berkeley during 2007. Some of our prototypes are making it into http://live.yahoo.com/ that allows for synchronous sharing of video. Also, our Yahoo messenger plugin Zync is not officially integrated into Yahoo Messenger – just click the “Watch with me” button when dropping in a video, and you get to watch video synchronously with the person you’re chatting with. Cool stuff!

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