Technology-mediated parent-child intimacy: Designing for ecuadorian families separated by migration

Marisol Wong-Villacres, Shaowen Bardzell

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    Abstract

    This study explores the role technology plays in supporting long-distance relationships of migrant parents and left-behind children in developing countries such as Ecuador, in order to inform the design of technology that better suits their affective needs and their context's constraints. We derived three design principles based on our fieldwork in Ecuador: shared experience, the empowerment of children to self-express and children's need to safely build a private communication channel with their parents. We report our research findings and propose a set of design concepts for future work.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationCHI EA 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
    Pages2215-2220
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Duration: May 7 2011May 12 2011

    Publication series

    NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

    Other

    Other29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    CityVancouver, BC
    Period5/7/115/12/11

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Software
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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