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Leena Ventä-Olkkonen, Netta Iivari. 2021. Introducing a Practice Toolkit for Understanding and Shaping Children’s Digitalized Everyday Life: Case children and public displays. In 33rd Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI ’21), November 30–December 02, 2021, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 13 pages.

Introducing a practice toolkit for understanding and shaping children’s digitalized everyday life : case children and public displays

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Author: Ventä-Olkkonen, Leena1; Iivari, Netta1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-01-16


Children of today live increasingly digitalized lives. Child computer interaction (CCI) research has a strong agenda to empower children in the digital age through participation in new digital technology design. While children’s role in digital technology design has been studied from various perspectives, existing research is limited in understanding and approaching children’s continuously evolving digital lives and practices. In this paper, we scrutinize a practice toolkit method for making sense and shaping children’s digitalized everyday life and practice. We concretize its use through an analysis of children’s and their families’ engagement with an interactive public display infrastructure, providing zoom-in and zoom-out analyses of emergent practices around the infrastructure. We show various kinds of creative and collaborative accomplishments, the importance of the material world and the relationship of the practices to media discourses and discuss how these practices can be used to inspire and shape further digital technology development. We demonstrate the value of the practice toolkit and emergent practices for CCI research and practice.

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ISBN Print: 978-1-4503-9598-4
Pages: 62 - 74
DOI: 10.1145/3520495.3520507
Host publication: Proceedings of the 33rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2021), Online, 30 November– 3 December 2021
Host publication editor: Buchanan, George
Davis, Hilary
Al Mahmud, Abdullah
Sarsenbayeva, Zhanna
Soro, Alessandro
Muñoz, Diego
Potter, Leigh Ellen
Lawrence Taylor, Jennyfer
Tsimeris, Jess
Conference: Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Copyright information: © 2021 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 OzCHI '21: Proceedings of the 33rd Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction,"