Archive for March 2011
Our workshop proposal “Mobile Family Interaction: How to use mobile technology to bring trust, safety and wellbeing into families” was accepted to MobileCHI 2011, a conference specializing in human-computer interfaces with mobile devices and services.
In this workshop, we welcome multiple approaches to start to explore this domain. We particularly welcome the following approaches:
* Empirical studies of preteen use of mobile technology, including use for communication among friends and family. Empirical analysis of themes, opportunities, coping strategies and mediation is also welcomed.
* Case studies of campaigns and other efforts to improve media literacy skills, and child-child and child-adult mediation, with particular emphasis on the development of best practices, as well as theoretical work on topics such as child-child or child-adult mediation.
* Presentations of innovative solutions and concepts that improve family life and child empowerment. The solutions will likely include mobile aspects, but may include also other media sources, such as the Web.
This is a cross-disciplinary workshop, and as such we explicitly invite contributions from a range of disciplines, including anthropology and ethnography, sociology, education, design studies, social sciences, science and technology studies and computer science. We also welcome contributions from non-academic organizations, such as corporations and both governmental and non-governmental organizations
The call for papers is out there, and more information is going to follow later on.
On behalf of the organizers,
Matti & Jofish