Human-Computer Interaction

INTERACT 2015: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015 pp 493-500

Kwento: Using a Participatory Approach to Design a Family Storytelling Application for Domestic Helpers

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22698-9_33

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9298)
Cite this paper as:
Cheong K., Mitchell A. (2015) Kwento: Using a Participatory Approach to Design a Family Storytelling Application for Domestic Helpers. In: Abascal J., Barbosa S., Fetter M., Gross T., Palanque P., Winckler M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015. INTERACT 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9298. Springer, Cham

Abstract

The recording and sharing of family stories remains an important part of what it means to be a “family”. While there is prior research into supporting storytelling for families living apart, there remains a gap in understanding and supporting family storytelling for migrant workers. To address this gap, we explored how technologies could be designed for domestic helpers. Nine domestic helpers were recruited and divided into three design teams. The participatory design sessions and cultural probe findings led to the design of Kwento, a prototype mobile application that uses prompts to encourage helpers to reflect upon their personal experiences.

Keywords

Family storytelling Migrant workers Participatory design Cultural probes 

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communications and New MediaNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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