Tactful Calling on Android

Tactful Calling helps people to make polite phone calls. They can indicate the urgency of the call and include a brief subject line. The call receiver sees this information before deciding to take or reject the call. At the same time, s/he can inform the caller about the reasons for rejecting the call, and express when a better time to talk would be.

The service

Tactful Calling is an Android application that lets callers indicate the urgency of their call, as well as the subject (and estimated length) of the conversation. It integrates with the existing Android phone call application.

Website: tactfulcalling.com



Beta App Trailer (german)


Publications

Tactful Calling: Urgency-Augmented Phone Calls through High-Resolution Pressure Input on Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian, Löwe, Matthias, Wohlauf, Anne, and Joost, Gesche 2009. Tactful Calling: Urgency-Augmented Phone Calls through High-Resolution Pressure Input on Mobile Phones. In CHI ’09 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Boston, Massachusetts, USA, April 04 – 09, 2009). CHI ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 3187-3192.



Research by

Research
Dr.-Ing. Fabian Hemmert

Dr.-Ing. Fabian Hemmert is a design researcher. Born and raised in Gütersloh, he studied Computer Science/Media Design at the University of Bielefeld (B.Sc.) and Interface Design at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (M.A.).
Research
Matthias Löwe

Matthias Löwe is engaged in workshops, talks and festivals of the Initiative Creative Gaming to establish an artistic and creative use of games by kids. As an interaction designer, he is researching playful interaction and procedural rhetoric. He is also staging gamejams, interactive theater and various gameculture-events with Gamestorm Berlin, shows game movies at the monthly Night of Machinima and co-organizes A MAZE. events like the first European and first African indiegamefestival. Matthias joined the Design Research Lab Berlin in summer 2008 and is now coordinating this year’s Code Week initiatives in Germany.
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Anne Wohlauf

Anne Wohlauf studied Interface Design at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. She joined the Design Research Lab in 2008 as a research assistant and is now working as a designer on projects that focus on security and identity management, like trust-me. Her interests are participatory design and tangible interaction.
Supervision
Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost

Gesche Joost is Professor for Design Research at the University of the Arts Berlin and since 2005 heading the Design Research Lab.
Supervision
Riccardo Pascotto


Research by

Research
Dr.-Ing. Fabian Hemmert

Dr.-Ing. Fabian Hemmert is a design researcher. Born and raised in Gütersloh, he studied Computer Science/Media Design at the University of Bielefeld (B.Sc.) and Interface Design at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (M.A.).
Assistance
Matthias Löwe

Matthias Löwe is engaged in workshops, talks and festivals of the Initiative Creative Gaming to establish an artistic and creative use of games by kids. As an interaction designer, he is researching playful interaction and procedural rhetoric. He is also staging gamejams, interactive theater and various gameculture-events with Gamestorm Berlin, shows game movies at the monthly Night of Machinima and co-organizes A MAZE. events like the first European and first African indiegamefestival. Matthias joined the Design Research Lab Berlin in summer 2008 and is now coordinating this year’s Code Week initiatives in Germany.
Assistance
Anne Wohlauf

Anne Wohlauf studied Interface Design at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. She joined the Design Research Lab in 2008 as a research assistant and is now working as a designer on projects that focus on security and identity management, like trust-me. Her interests are participatory design and tangible interaction.
Supervision
Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost

Gesche Joost is Professor for Design Research at the University of the Arts Berlin and since 2005 heading the Design Research Lab.

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