University of Oulu

Leena Ventä-Olkkonen, Netta Iivari, and Kari Kuutti. 2017. Digital technologies in everyday environments: Zooming in and out to children's and their families' smart device practices with public and private screens. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2017 (ECCE 2017). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 129-136. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3121283.3121302

Digital technologies in everyday environments : zooming in and out to children's and their families' smart device practices with public and private screens

Saved in:
Author: Ventä-Olkkonen, Leena1; Iivari, Netta1; Kuutti, Kari1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, P.O. Box 8000, FI-90014 Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.4 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201901232763
Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2017
Publish Date: 2019-01-23
Description:

Abstract

Digital technologies have become more and more ubiquitous. The role of technology in our everyday has changed radically, shaping existing practices and facilitating new ones. Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research has recently interested in practice studies. Looking beyond novelty value of technology, practice studies try to understand how technology becomes integrated into everyday life and how it shapes everyday practices in longer timespan. This paper responds to the recent call for practice studies and utilizes Nicolini’s toolbox approach for making sense of technology-facilitated practices of children and their families in their everyday life. We first zoom-in on children’s practices with a multipurpose public display through an ethnographic field study, and then zoom-out to the children’s and families’ smart device practices through a diary study. We show that children’s practices with public display were surprisingly similar with practices elsewhere. The contribution is 1) demonstrating the use of the toolkit approach, and 2) shedding light on children’s and families’ smart device practices in private and public settings.

see all

ISBN: 978-1-4503-5256-7
Pages: 129 - 136
DOI: 10.1145/3121283.3121302
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1145/3121283.3121302
Host publication: ECCE 2017 Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2017 : Umeå, Sweden — September 19 - 22, 2017
Conference: European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Subjects:
Copyright information: © 2017 Association for Computing Machinery. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2017 (ECCE 2017), https://doi.org/10.1145/3121283.3121302.