Da Bormida, Giorgio and Lefrere, Paul
(2003). User Presence in Mobile Environments.
In: Riva, G.; Davide, F. and Ijsselsteijn, W.A. eds.
Being There: Concepts, effects and measurements of user presence in synthetic environments.
Emerging Communication: Studies in New Technologies and Practices in Communication (5).
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Ios Press.
Three forms of mobile-supported user presence are discussed, in the context of an international project, MOBIlearn. These are:
(1) ‘anticipatory’ user presence, meaning the kind of presence needed to prepare for a meeting or a visit;
(2) ‘super-real’ presence, meaning ways of increasing one’s sense of participation or one’s apparent level of participation (as perceived by others) during a meeting or a visit, for example, the use of a combination of real and
(3) ‘retrospective’ presence, meaning being able to change the apparent nature of one’s presence, and perhaps even the level and nature of one’s participation, after the event.
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