Collaborative Camera

This project introduces a novel photo taking method, which turns a typical solitary photo taking activity using mobile camera phone into a collaborative activity. In this photo taking method, a pair of users act as a single camera, where one user is a camera trigger and another is a camera pointer. This photo taking method is compared with other two traditional methods in this study. The aim of this photo taking method is to enforce interaction between users and explore consequences concerning user experience in the activity. 

This study applies the technique of interaction asymmetry to pair-photo taking with mobile devices, in order to enforce collaboration within a pair and explore how this would influence the activity, interaction practices, and user experience.

These asymmetrical interaction abilities in pair-photo taking method are studied and compared with other two traditional photo-taking methods.

Summary of photo taking methods. Left: Separate Cameras; Middle: Shared Camera; Right: Collaborative Camera