Together together: Combining shared and separate activities in designing technology for family life

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  • Peter Knøsgaard Christensen, Lego Systems A/S
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  • Christoffer Øland Skovgaard, Mjolner Informatics A/S
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  • Marianne Graves Petersen

There is a growing concern that the pervasive individualized, digital means for connecting with others is challenging family togetherness, such as Sherry Turkle expresses it in her book entitled "Alone Together". As a response to this concern, we explore a new direction for designing technologies supporting families being 'Together Together' through using separate activities as drivers for shared activities in designing for domestic family life. The direction derives from the use of Participatory Design techniques, engaging six families in a series of in-situ workshops, envisioning how technology can support shared domestic family experiences. We explore this design space through the design of the STORIES prototype and we present the results from in-situ deployments of the STORIES prototype. We conclude that designing for a combination of separate and shared family activities is a promising approach in designing for Family Togetherness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
Number of pages12
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2019
Pages374-385
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366908
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Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019 - Boise, United States
Duration: 12 Jun 201915 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
LandUnited States
ByBoise
Periode12/06/201915/06/2019
SponsorBoise Osmo, Boise State University, et al., Langan Barber Foundation, St. Luke's, STEM Action Center
SeriesProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019

    Research areas

  • Design, Family Connectedness, Family Life, Family Togetherness, Home, Storytelling

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