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Exploring Intimate Communication Channels for Long-Distance Relationships

Jooyeon Oh. "Exploring Intimate Communication Channels for Long-Distance Relationships." MDes Thesis, University of Washington, 2019.

This thesis explores finding interpersonal values for long-distance relationships and building new communication systems. Her technology probe, Scentie-Talkie, posits that olfaction could play a role in evoking and capturing memories, sharing presence, and creating a long-term remote connection. She probes into distant others to communicate through a sense of smell documenting their thoughts and feelings while using the system.

View her poster from the Thesis Process Show in December 2018.

Read her related article on Medium.

See images from thesis exhibition.

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