Privacy Screen

Privacy Screen was the final outcome of a semester looking how Human Computer Interaction can assist to communicate in public space.
The screen was a working prototype. The person using it stands at the centre and types a private message, which is then stored in a database for later recall and display. The screen represents a barrier between public and private space, and is suggestive of a stage for public/private performance.

Privacy Screen allows a broadcaster to tell a message in a new anonymous medium. It comments on voyeurism as others can watch the performance, divides a public space into private space and permits the broadcasting of private information in a public arena. It successfully uses interaction in a performance context because interaction was a driving force in its design.

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