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Cowan, Lisa G., Weibel, Nadir, Pina, Laura R., Hollan, James D. and Griswold, William G. (2011): Ubiquitous sketching for social media. In: Proceedings of 13th Conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services 2011. pp. 395-404.

Digital social media have transformed how we communicate and manage our relationships. Despite its portability, sketching as a social medium has been largely left behind. Given sketching's unique affordances for visual communication this absence is a real loss. Sketches convey visuo-spatial ideas directly, require minimal detail to render concepts, and show the peculiarities of handwriting. Sketching holds the promise to enrich how we communicate, and its ubiquity is critical for sharing information at opportune moments. We present the results of an exploratory field study of ubiquitous sketching for social media, documenting users' experiences with UbiSketch. This system integrates digital pens, paper, and mobile phones to support the transmission of paper sketches to online services. We learned that UbiSketch enabled participants to leverage sketching's unique affordances, that ubiquitous sketching creates a synergy with the practice of posting context-dependent information, and that it broadens and deepens social interaction.

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Weibel, Nadir, Cowan, Lisa G., Pina, Laura R., Griswold, William G. and Hollan, James D. (2010): Enabling social interactions through real-time sketch-based communication. In: Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2010. pp. 405-406.

We present UbiSketch, a tool for ubiquitous real-time sketch-based communication. We describe the UbiSketch system, which enables people to create doodles, drawings, and notes with digital pens and paper and publish them quickly and easily via their mobile phones to social communication channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, and email. The natural paper-based social interaction enabled by UbiSketch has the potential to enrich current mobile communication practices.

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