Shaping Romance: Mediating Intimacy for Co-located Couples

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Anne Ellegaard Christensen
  • Malene Haugaard Magnussen
  • Tobias Stolley Seindal
Technology greatly influences the mediation of intimacy for couples in long-distance relationships and is a well-researched area within HCI. However, mediating intimacy through technology for co-located couples is relatively unexplored, and is often portrayed as having a negative influence on intimacy. This project presents a longitudinal study consisting of 13 co-located couples using a technology probe for a period of two weeks. The study aims to understand how technology can mediate intimacy for co-located couples. Our findings show Shaping Romance was successful in mediating intimacy through active participation, reflection, and activities. Further, we present implications for designing for intimacy practices and research.
Publication date12 Jun 2020
Number of pages12
ID: 334092812