Interactive, Intergenerational Interfaces
for Living Together
project will study and develop, together with families, technologies
that facilitate generations living together. A Swedish-French interdisciplinary
consortium of scientists from computing, sociology and education
has been formed. We plan on studying the communication needs within
intergenerational relationships in families, and developing innovative
artefacts that support such needs while blending into family environments.
We will then study the impact that these technologies can have on
today's families. We intend to build on ethnographic studies of
in-home communication, using "shared surfaces " ( e.g. bulletin-boards,
post-it-notes) as a general metaphor to facilitate everyday communications.
Then we will design, co-operatively with family members, augmented,
comfortable "shared surfaces" that we will integrate into the families
' homes. The expected results are working prototypes designed with
the users, studied and evaluated in use.
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