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Dearest memories: Supporting early parenthood with new media

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Reunanen, Markku
dc.contributor.author Hong, JiHyun
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-02T10:00:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-02T10:00:47Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/14520
dc.description.abstract Having a baby is one of the most significant lifetime events for both mothers and fathers. Parents looking for baby-related information can be overwhelmed by the considerable amount of data that is available to sift through. Early parenthood is one of the emotionally richest moments of one’s life, which will be told numerous times in family narratives. There have been numerous attempts at improving the situation concerning the wealth of information and capturing the emotional moments through various media, including new media. However, modern-day solutions have not fully utilized the potential of information and communication technology (ICT). There is an obvious need to explore this topic in order to supply early parent- and babyhood with digital tools. This thesis aims at developing the best possible service for parents using new media, and describes the project starting from the motivation all the way to the initial design mockups and their evaluation. Interaction, experience and service design, and memory related studies serve as the most relevant theoretical frameworks for the work. I conducted benchmarking and seven interviews, and wrote four scenarios to compile the design requirements. Based on the requirements, I designed five main screens for a mobile application, which were evaluated by four experts. One of the most interesting discoveries is the link between information and memories. Another one is the demand for comparison between siblings. The thesis concludes with future development ideas and my reflections on the design. en
dc.format.extent 82
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Dearest memories: Supporting early parenthood with new media en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Median laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword interaction design en
dc.subject.keyword experience design en
dc.subject.keyword service design en
dc.subject.keyword memory en
dc.subject.keyword parenthood en
dc.subject.keyword mobile en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201412023073
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Reunanen, Markku
dc.programme fi

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