Kin circle

Social messaging system for mediated familial bonding: Designing from the lens of interaction ritual chains theory

Ahmad Baharin Ahmad Hanif, Fazillah Mohmad Kamal, Nor Laila Md Nor, Nurul Amirah Ahmad

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Abstract

This paper presents the design of a new social messaging app for family connection called Kin Circle. From the lens of Interaction Ritual Chains Theory, we argue that interactions among family members through social messaging groups can be seen as successful rituals, which give rise to more rituals that strengthen familial bond. Our previous study of WhatsApp usage among extended family members shows that this bonding-ritual cycle is sustained through the efforts of kin-keepers. Based on our understanding of mediated familial communication as rituals, Kin Circle is designed to heighten the awareness of the boundaries that defined family solidarity, to support kin-keepers role, and catalyse the creation of new rituals for the family. In this paper, we demonstrate novel design features of Kin Circle prototype, namely family home metaphor, virtual kin-keeper, and events function. In the future, we plan to deploy Kin-Circle and observe its use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages85-90
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509026319
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2017
Event4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016 - Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Aug 201625 Aug 2016

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Other4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityMelaka
Period23/8/1625/8/16

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Keywords

  • family ritual
  • HCI
  • Interaction Ritual Chains Theory
  • interface design
  • kin-keepers
  • mediated familial bonding
  • social messaging system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Ahmad Hanif, A. B., Kamal, F. M., Nor, N. L. M., & Ahmad, N. A. (2017). Kin circle: Social messaging system for mediated familial bonding: Designing from the lens of interaction ritual chains theory. In Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016 (pp. 85-90). [7857939] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IUSER.2016.7857939

Kin circle : Social messaging system for mediated familial bonding: Designing from the lens of interaction ritual chains theory. / Ahmad Hanif, Ahmad Baharin; Kamal, Fazillah Mohmad; Nor, Nor Laila Md; Ahmad, Nurul Amirah.

Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 85-90 7857939.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ahmad Hanif, AB, Kamal, FM, Nor, NLM & Ahmad, NA 2017, Kin circle: Social messaging system for mediated familial bonding: Designing from the lens of interaction ritual chains theory. in Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016., 7857939, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 85-90, 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016, Melaka, Malaysia, 23/8/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/IUSER.2016.7857939
Ahmad Hanif AB, Kamal FM, Nor NLM, Ahmad NA. Kin circle: Social messaging system for mediated familial bonding: Designing from the lens of interaction ritual chains theory. In Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 85-90. 7857939 https://doi.org/10.1109/IUSER.2016.7857939
Ahmad Hanif, Ahmad Baharin ; Kamal, Fazillah Mohmad ; Nor, Nor Laila Md ; Ahmad, Nurul Amirah. / Kin circle : Social messaging system for mediated familial bonding: Designing from the lens of interaction ritual chains theory. Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 85-90
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