Compañeros: A Reminder System for Strengthening Social Ties Motivation People are generally bad at timekeeping. This can cause problems in friendships, especially with peripheral friends who you don’t see that often. Explicit cues from an automated system based on their previous activity could help to tend to a person’s social connections. Eugene Kenny Supervised by Aaron Quigley and Ross Shannon.
Interaction data is gathered from multiple sources:
Phone Calls Email
IM Chat Logs Etc.
This data is then plotted graphically on a timeline (as shown below) , to allow users to gauge the general health of their social network.
System Model Predictions The current day is highlighted on the timeline, and the next week is visible. Here the system shows an estimate of when the next interaction with that person is due, if any. Display The application currently shows the predicted events in an application window, but they could just as easily be added to an electronic calendar automatically, delivered via text message as the event draws near, or used in an application on a social networking site. ??? To Follow...