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Celebratory technology to orchestrate the sharing of devices and stories during family mealtimes

conference contribution
posted on 01.01.2017, 00:00 authored by Hasan FerdousHasan Ferdous, F Vetere, H Davis, B Ploderer, K O'Hara, R Comber, G Farr-Wharton
While the idea of "celebratory technologies" during family mealtimes to support positive interactions at the dinner table is promising, there are few studies that investigate how these technologies can be meaningfully integrated into family practices. This paper presents the deployment of Chorus - a mealtime technology that orchestrates the sharing of personal devices and stories during family mealtimes, explores related content from all participants' devices, and supports revisiting previously shared content. A three-week field deployment with seven families shows that Chorus augments family interactions through sharing contents of personal and familial significance, supports togetherness and in-depth discussion by combining resources from multiple devices, helps to broach sensitive topics into familial conversation, and encourages participation from all family members including children. We discuss implications of this research and reflect on design choices and opportunities that can further enhance the family mealtime experience.

History

Event

Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction. Conference (2017 : Denver, Colo.)

Series

Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction Conference

Pagination

6960 - 6972

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery

Location

Denver, Colo.

Place of publication

New York, N.Y.

Start date

06/05/2017

End date

11/05/2017

ISBN-13

9781450346559

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2017, the owner/author(s)

Editor/Contributor(s)

[Unknown]

Title of proceedings

CHI 2017 : Proceedings of the 2017 Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems