Exploring the Non-Use of Mobile Devices in Families through Provocative Design

Anders Rysholt Bruun*, Rikke Hagensby Jensen, Jesper Kjeldskov, Jeni Paay, Camilla Mejlby Hansen, Katarina Leci Sakacova, Mette Hyllested Larsen


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Mobile devices are fast becoming an integral part of family life. While mobile technology provides constant connectivity to a world outside the home, it inevitably disrupts family dynamics and the social notion of being together. In this paper, we explore “non-use” of mobile technology in a family setting. To do this, we designed the Pup-Lock provotype, a design provocation intended to challenge established expectations and practices around mobile device use at home. We report on a five-week in-depth study of using Pup-Lock with three families reflecting on their mobile device usage and their experience of non-use. Our findings illustrate how mobile use shapes social expectations and how over-use creates tensions in families. We contribute by showing how provoking non-use through design results in desirable and meaningful ways to increase family interaction. We discuss implications of designing for non-use to challenge established domestic practices around technology use.
TitelProceedings of the 2020 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems : DIS '20
Antal sider14
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato6 jul. 2020
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781450369749
StatusUdgivet - 6 jul. 2020
BegivenhedACM SIGCHI 2020 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: More than Human Centred Design - Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Holland
Varighed: 6 jul. 202010 jul. 2020


KonferenceACM SIGCHI 2020 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
LokationEindhoven University of Technology


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