With the advancements in technology and the invention of the Internet, the long-distance communication modalities have been changed significantly from visual or auditory only (telegraph / telephone) to the mixed one with digitized face-to-face video calls. This shift towards internet-based telecommunication broadened the limits of video conferencing methods through immersion experience. As the mediums change, how much we communicate also changes.


A competitive analysis of video call based long-distance communication applications or prototypes was conducted to gather ideas for a new MR supported video chat application design to improve the communication experience especially for international students who live distant from their families staying in the home country.


  • Designed the coding sheet
  • Conducted competitive analysis
  • Documented design suggestions