Technologies for Families

CHI 2002 Workshop
Monday, April 22, 2002
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Catherine Plaisant, Allison Druin, Hilary Hutchinson
Human-Computer Interaction Lab
University of Maryland, College Park, USA
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Below are links to the position papers submitted by the workshop participants. Participants should read all position papers before the workshop as there will not be time for everybody to present their work. We will only give 5 minutes (you can use less!) per project to introduce themselves and show either a quick demo, or short video, or pass around relevant artifacts. We know that this will be hard but you need to limit yourself to 5 minutes (and please read all the papers before!)

The afternoon will be dedicated to discussion and brainstorming. From the topics and questions raised in the position papers, we see 3 possible subgroups for the afternoon discussion (subject to change of course if participants want):

For reference here is the Extended Abstract for this workshop as it will appear in the "CHI2002 Extended Abstracts".

Position Papers (posted April 5th, 2002)

Technology and the Home: Supporting Cooperative Analysis of the Design Space
Andy Crabtree and Tom Rodden
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Home is Heaven for Beginners
William W. Gaver
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

Case Study: A Message Board as a Technology Probe for Communication and Coordination
Hilary Hutchinson, Catherine Plaisant, Allison Druin
Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory
University of Maryland, College Park

Integrating Multiple Perspectives on Participatory Design : InterLiving
Wendy E. Mackay
INRIA, France

Aesthetic Perspectives on Participatory Design in the interLiving Project
Bo Westerlund and Sinna Lindkvist
Center for user-oriented IT Design, NADA, KTH
Stockholm, Sweden

Some Strategies and Challenges for the Design of Family Technology
Scott D. Mainwaring
People and Practices Research
Intel Labs

SnapShots: A Household Visualisation and Planning Tool for Major Family Events
Jon Matthews
Interact Lab, School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex, Falmer

Devices in the Home from an Industry Perspective: Shared or Personal Resources?
Richard H. Miller
Embrace Networks, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA

Challenges in Developing a Context-Aware Family Intercom
Kristine S. Nagel and Gregory D. Abowd
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

New Technologies for Families
Jim Rowan and Elizabeth D. Mynatt
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

Family Video can be Social
Henry B. Strub
Independent Consultant

Unremarkable Computing and the Household
Peter Tolmie, James Pycock, Tim Diggins, Allan Maclean, Alain Karsenty
Xerox Research Centre Europe
Cambridge Laboratory

Cook's Collage: Two Exploratory Designs
Quan T. Tran and Elizabeth D. Mynatt
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

Grounding Design in Values
Amy Voida and Elizabeth D. Mynatt
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology