Research on mobile collocated interactions has been looking at situations in which collocated users engage in collaborative activities using their mobile devices, thus going from personal/individual toward shared/multiuser experiences and interactions. However, computers are getting smaller, more powerful, and closer to our bodies. Therefore, mobile collocated interactions research, which originally looked at smartphones and tablets, will inevitably move towards fully integrated wearable technologies. This special issue brings together extended articles originally presented at a workshop of the same name at MobileHCI 2015, the focus of which was to bring together a community of researchers, designers and practitioners to explore the potential of extending mobile collocated interactions from, through and around the body using wearable technologies.
Edited by: Andrés Lucero, Simon Robinson, Joel E. Fischer and James Clawson
Citation: mUX: The Journal of Mobile User Experience 2016 5:6