Supporting Productive Family Joint Media Engagement

Parents play essential roles in children’s engagement with media, especially learning technologies like computational toys and kits. Situated in the context of parent-child co-use of learning technologies, we have done multiple explorations to understand what family joint media engagement looks like and how we can facilitate productive joint media experiences through activity and technology designs. For example, we investigated how parents perceive their children’s use of coding kits, how parents mediate their children’s interaction with the kits, and how different family members negotiate with each other when co-making using creative computing technologies. Building on these explorations, we further aim to advance the theoretical understanding and framing of joint media engagement.

Relevant Publications

Yu, J., Widman, S., & Roque, R. (2023) Family Negotiation in Joint Media Engagement with Creative Computing. In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '23). [LINK]

Yu, J., Granados, J., Hayden, R., Roque, R. (2021) Parental Facilitation of Young Children’s Technology-based Learning Experiences from Nondominant Groups During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 5, CSCW2, Article 307 (October 2021), 27 pages. (CSCW '21) [LINK]

Yu, J., Devore, A., and Roque, R. (2021) Parental Mediation for Young Children’s Use of Educational Media: A Case Study with Computational Toys and Kits. In Proceedings CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '21). Yokohama, Japan. [LINK]

Yu, J., Bai, C. & Roque, R. (2020) Considering Parents in Coding Kit Design: Understanding Parents’ Perspectives and Roles. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '20), Honolulu, HI, USA. [LINK]