Moffatt, Karyn, David, Jessica et Baecker, Ronald M. 2013. «Connecting Grandparents and Grandchildren». Dans Connecting Families: The Impact of New Communication Technologies on Domestic Life , sous la dir. de Carman Neustaedter, Harrison, Steve et Sellen, Abigail, p. 173-193. New York: Springer.
Intentions : «In this chapter, our goal is to shed light on the nature of the grandparent–grandchild relationship from a life-course perspective and to identify ways to better support communication within it.» (p. 174)
Échantillon/Matériau : Données documentaires diverses
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
In this chapter, «we describe the grandparent–grandchild relationship in greater detail, discussing why it is important, identifying factors that challenge its success, and outlining its evolution over time. [W]e provide an overview of ways in which current technology is used by grandparents and grandchildren with the goal of identifying points of failure and opportunities for improvement. [W]e present five of our own research projects that support different grandparent–grandchild communication needs. Finally, [w]e close with a discussion of recurring themes in this design space.» (p. 174-175) «In closing, we return to the grandparent roles […]: nurturer, historian, mentor, role model, and wizard. Some of these roles also appear in technology design. In particular, the role of wizard or playmate appears frequently in communications technology designed for grandparents and grandchildren […], and a few projects have additionally leveraged the role of family historian or storyteller […]. The emphasis placed on play reflects back to our early observation that most design effort has focused on the needs of younger grandchildren. In designing for older grandchildren, the remaining roles of nurturer, mentor, and role model offer new design avenues to explore.» (p. 189) À noter qu’une des auteurs est québécoise.