Exploring the Diversity of Families: Designing Technologies for the Contemporary Family Life

Konstantinos Kazakos, Elizabeth Bales, Carman Neustaedter, Svetlana Yarosh, Joseph Kaye, David Kirk

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Abstract

In recent years, the HCI community has expanded its interest to include exploring the role of technology within the domestic domain; particularly in the context of families and technology. Numerous studies have focused on mapping the challenges and opportunities faced in designing technologies that are appropriated to the needs of contemporary families. However, few research lines have focused on supporting families with diverse structures and situations (i.e. divorced, same-sex, dealing with death, work-related periodic separation and reunion). This workshop aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and designers who are interested in exploring the research space of family design and furthering our understanding of what it means to design technologies for diverse family structures. During the workshop we will readdress the meaning of a diverse family, the methods used to conduct family research as well as discuss design and evaluation techniques with a focus on user experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2013 - Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Perspectives
EditorsMichel Beaudouin-Lafon, Patrick Baudisch, Wendy E. Mackay
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages3255-3258
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450318990
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 27 2013
Event31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems:, CHI EA 2013 - Paris, France
Duration: Apr 27 2013May 2 2013

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Volume2013-April

Other

Other31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems:, CHI EA 2013
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period4/27/135/2/13

Keywords

  • Design
  • Diverse families
  • Technologies
  • User experience

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    Kazakos, K., Bales, E., Neustaedter, C., Yarosh, S., Kaye, J., & Kirk, D. (2013). Exploring the Diversity of Families: Designing Technologies for the Contemporary Family Life. In M. Beaudouin-Lafon, P. Baudisch, & W. E. Mackay (Eds.), CHI EA 2013 - Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Changing Perspectives (pp. 3255-3258). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings; Vol. 2013-April). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2468356.2479660