Developing a media space for remote synchronous parent-child interaction

Svetlana Yarosh, Stephen Cuzzort, Hendrik Müller, Gregory D. Abowd

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Abstract

While supporting family communication has traditionally been a domain of interest for interaction designers, few research initiatives have explicitly investigated remote synchronous communication between children and parents. We discuss the design of the ShareTable, a media space that supports synchronous interaction with children by augmenting videoconferencing with a camera-projector system to allow for shared viewing of physical artifacts. We present an exploratory evaluation of this system, highlighting how such a media space may be used by families for learning and play activities. The ShareTable was positively received by our participants and preferred over standard videoconferencing. Informed by the results of our exploratory evaluation, we discuss the next design iteration of the ShareTable and directions for future investigations in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2009 - The 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Pages97-102
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2009 - Como, Italy
Duration: Jun 3 2009Jun 5 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of IDC 2009 - The 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children

Other

Other8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2009
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityComo
Period6/3/096/5/09

Keywords

  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Distributed families
  • Media space
  • Parents and children

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