Digital Christmas

Daniela Petrelli, Simon Bowen, Nick Dulake, Ann Light

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012 - Austin, Texas, Austin, TX, United States
    Duration: 5 May 201210 May 2012


    Conference30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityAustin, TX
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