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Human-Computer Interaction. Users and Contexts of Use

Volume 8006 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 359-367

Memotree: Using Online Social Networking to Strengthen Family Communication

  • Tsai-Hsuan TsaiAffiliated withDepartment of Industrial Design, Chang Gung University
  • , Yi-Lun HoAffiliated withDepartment of Industrial Design, Chang Gung University
  • , Hsien-Tsung ChangAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chang Gung University
  • , Yu-Wen LiAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chang Gung University

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Abstract

This study describes the design and development of Memotree - a basic service platform for family social interaction. Memotree features a Family Tree which displays the family relationships and links among family members, with features to encourage family interaction based on the Family Communications Scale. The system and its associated hardware are designed to be optimally accessible to family members of different generations. Finally, Heuristic Evaluation was used to evaluate Memotree usability. Test subjects affirmed the Memotree concept and provided positive feedback.

Keywords

social networking sites family tree family communication scale heuristic evaluation