Technology to Mediate Role Conflict in Motherhood

Lisa Thomas, Elizabeth Sillence, Vicki Elsey, Emma Simpson, Louise Moody

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Today, new mothers are experiencing parenthood differently. Digital resources can provide a wealth of information, present opportunities for socializing, and even assist in tracking a baby's development. However, women are often juggling the role of motherhood with other commitments, such as work. The aim of this workshop is to understand the digital support needs and practices during parenthood from the perspective of employed mothers. We are interested in exploring the ways that women utilise the technologies which have been designed to support mothers, and specifically, the importance of work-life balance and the various roles that mothers play. There is a need to better understand and identify which technologies are being used to support working women through support working women through their motherhood journey, and ensure a healthy transition to support women's changing identities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19)
Subtitle of host publicationMay 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland UK
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359702
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019
EventACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019: CHI’19 Workshop: HCI in China: Research Agenda, Education Curriculum, Industry Partnership, and Communities Building - Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019


ConferenceACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019
Abbreviated titleCHI 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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