First-Person Parent: A Longitudinal Study Exploring the Role of Wearable Cameras in Parent-Child Interactions

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Creator: 

Sadeghian, Maryam

Date: 

2022

Abstract: 

This study aimed to investigate the user experience of wearable cameras as a less disruptive way to capture and share interactions between parents and their children. In this research, I conducted a longitudinal study and 14 parents (12 female and two male), and 27 children participated for six weeks to see how a wearable camera integrated into sunglasses affected parent-child interaction in their everyday routines. According to the preliminary findings of qualitative travelogue research, utilizing a wearable camera or other semi-inconspicuous wearable devices will help parents to document moments between themselves and their children without having to engage in smartphone use behaviours during non-use times. In addition, the study found that younger children were less likely to feel obligated to "perform" for the wearable camera and that parents could capture their children's facial expressions and joyful moments in real-time.

Subject: 

Design and Decorative Arts
Psychology - Social
Computer Science

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Applied Science: 
M.App.Sc.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Human-Computer Interaction

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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