Family Negotiation in Joint Media Engagement with Creative Computing

Junnan Yu, Sari Widman, Ricarose Roque

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HCI researchers have been investigating family dynamics with new and emerging technologies during joint media engagement (JME) experiences. However, most studies describe family dynamics from parents’ perspectives, such as their roles and mediation practices, while the roles and agency of other family members are less understood. In this paper, we examine family dynamics through the lens of negotiation between family members. Our study is located within an informal learning program called Family Creative Learning, where families from non-dominant groups were invited to participate in a series of workshops to create with a programming app called ScratchJr. Through analysis of data that included process, artifact, and reflective data, we identify negotiation practices of family members as they advocate for device and creative control. We further discuss how the lens of negotiation expands the meaning of productive JME in family contexts and highlight design considerations to facilitate engaging joint family experiences with educational technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '23: Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationHamburg Germany
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9421-5
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2023
EventThe 2023 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 23 Apr 202328 Apr 2023


ConferenceThe 2023 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2023
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  • Negotiation
  • Family
  • Joint Media Engagement
  • Creative Making


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