Large age differences and geographic distance between siblings can often hinder the development of close relationships, as they may have different social circles and schedules. Younger siblings may also have limited access to digital technology, which can further complicate communication and interaction between them. In this paper, we developed two technology probes, Haptic Bubble and Emoji Board. Both of these systems utilize embodied interaction, which has been shown to be an effective way to engage children in remote communication. Our work focused on three main goals through the development and preliminary study: the system design goal involved testing the feasibility of the embodied design approach, the empirical goal was to collect information on how siblings use embodied communication technology and the design goal was to inspire new kinds of technology to support large gap siblings’ needs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of IDC 2023 - 22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Rediscovering Childhood|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery, Inc|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jun 19 2023|
|Event||22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference: Rediscovering Childhood, IDC 2023 - Chicago, United States|
Duration: Jun 19 2023 → Jun 22 2023
|Name||Proceedings of IDC 2023 - 22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference: Rediscovering Childhood|
|Conference||22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference: Rediscovering Childhood, IDC 2023|
|Period||6/19/23 → 6/22/23|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the participants who took part in this study. Your contributions have been invaluable in providing meaningful insights and data. We would also like to extend our thanks Anna Frenz and David Nguyen for their work on this project. This research was supported by NSF grant No. 1651575 and the University of Minnesota’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. A special thank you to my sister, Stavya Arora, for all her support and encouragement.
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- distributed family
- embodied interaction
- remote communication