Digital Christmas : an exploration of festive technology

PETRELLI, Daniela, BOWEN, Simon, DULAKE, Nick and LIGHT, Ann (2012). Digital Christmas : an exploration of festive technology. In: DIS '12 : Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference. New York, N.Y., ACM, 348-357.

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Official URL: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2318009
Link to published version:: doi: 10.1145/2317956.2318009

Abstract

Elaborating on the result of a field study of Christmas traditions in eight British households, we explore the design of technology specifically aimed at augmenting existing practices. Four concepts that favoured playfulness and engagement across generations were discussed in a workshop with eight people who took part in the initial field study. The importance of being connected and spending time together in a way that reinforces the family bonding was evident. The enthusiasm demonstrated during the workshop for some proposals and participants’ engagement in revisiting those that did not feel right to produce better concepts seems to demonstrate there is space for interaction design that is ethnographically motivated and aesthetically harmonious with the meaning of home.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Paper originally given at Designing Interactive Systems -DIS 2012 Conference, Newcastle, 13-15 June 2012. Organised by ACM
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Identification Number: doi: 10.1145/2317956.2318009
Depositing User: Daniela Petrelli
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2012 10:04
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2012 10:04
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5414

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