Investigating the communication patterns of distance-separated grandparents and grandchildren

Forghani, Azadeh and Neustaedter, Carman and Schiphorst, Thecla (2013) Investigating the communication patterns of distance-separated grandparents and grandchildren. In: CHI EA '13: CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 67-72.


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A variety of systems have been designed to support communication between distance-separated grandparents and grandchildren. Yet despite this, there are few studies of the actual communication routines and needs of these groups. To address this, we have conducted a study that explores the existing communication activities as well as the future desired communication patterns between distance-separated grandparents and grandchildren between the ages of three and ten through interview with grandparents and parents. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the way they currently communicate as well as the expectations that could be used as a basis for future designs to support their needs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grandparent and grandchild communication; family communication; design
Subjects: Social and Human Experience > Design
Research groups: movement + meaning (m+m)
Depositing User: Dr. Thecla Schiphorst
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2014 23:10
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2014 23:10

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