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Title: Designing for frustration and disputes in the family car
Authors: Cycil, C
Perry, MJ
Laurier, E
Keywords: Car;Family life;Frustration;Interaction;Media practices;Video ethnography
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, 6(2): 46-60, 2014
Abstract: Families spend an increasing amount of time in the car carrying out a number of activities including driving to work, caring for children and co-ordinating drop-offs and pickups. While families travelling in cars may face stress from difficult road conditions, they are also likely to be frustrated by coordinating a number of activities and resolving disputes within the confined space of car. A rising number of in-car infotainment and driver-assistance systems aim to help reduce the stress from outside the vehicle and improve the experience of driving but may fail to address sources of stress from within the car. From ethnographic studies of family car journeys, we examine the work of parents in managing multiple stresses while driving, along with the challenges of distractions from media use in the car. Keeping these family extracts as a focus for analysis, we draw out some design considerations that help build on the observations from our empirical work.
Description: This article appears with the express permission of the publisher, IGI Global.
ISSN: 1942-390X
Appears in Collections:Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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