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'Table manners': children's use of mobile technologies in family-friendly restaurants

conference contribution
posted on 01.01.2017, 00:00 authored by H Davis, Hasan FerdousHasan Ferdous, F Vetere
This paper presents findings from a small ethnographic study of children's use of technology in family-friendly restaurants during dinnertime. We explore children's use of a range of devices (iPad, mobile phone, laptop, etc.) in terms of the layout of the table, the juxtaposition of artefacts, the timing of interaction around eating, and the management of behavior or 'table manners'. Ultimately we argue that mobile technology use is adeptly managed by a range of actors - children, parents, and restaurant staff - to facilitate a positive dining experience. Further we find that mobile technology use provides unforeseen opportunities for learning, game playing, and intergenerational interaction while allowing families to spend time together. Finally, we outline design considerations for restaurants and designers to better support children's mobile technologies use in family-friendly restaurants.

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

969 - 978

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

9781450346566

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