Because fathers matter: How tools and materials mediate the collaboration between father and child in maker activities

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The Maker Movement is a social and material movement aspiring to lower the barriers to participation in technology construction. Material engagement, learning, and collaboration are important values in the maker movement. Aspiring to further the understanding of makerspaces as places for meaningful collaborations, this research asks how tools and materials mediate the collaboration between father and child in the makerspace? Based on a case study comprising three workshops designed to support father-child collaboration in a social neighborhood, this research presents an in-depth video interaction analysis of father-child collaborations. Although relying on a small sample of father-child pairs (n=2), this research depicts situations in which computational tools and creative materials shape individual actions and social and collaborative interactions. The results inform a discussion of the makerspace as a meaningful place for social interaction and the material implications on improvisation, articulation of ideas, and sharing of tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction : NordiCHI' 22
Number of pages10
Publication date2022
Article number26
Publication statusPublished - 2022

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - maker movement, parent-child, mediation, collaboration, creative materials

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