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Peter Na
Advisor: Prof. Zachary Ives

Abstract:

Instant messaging has been established as an essential method of communication over the internet. However, many aspects of person-to-person communication are lost through plain text messaging. Plain text removes many of the subtleties involved in a conversation such as emotion, and body language. Often times, even in face-to-face conversations, concepts cannot be conveyed through words alone, and the speakers may want to better “illustrate” their points. Drawings can be immensely more effective at communication than plain text (given a rudimentary amount of artistic ability), and can give interactions a “personal” touch. This project is meant to expand upon the concept of “draw chatting” and bring it into a real-time environment, without sacrificing the features of an instant messaging client.

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Project poster (pdf)
Writeup (doc) (pdf)
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