Technology to Mediate Role Conflict in Motherhood

Thomas, Lisa, Sillence, Elizabeth, Elsey, Vicki, Simpson, Emma and Moody, Louise (2019) Technology to Mediate Role Conflict in Motherhood. In: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19): May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland UK. CHI (19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, W05. ISBN 9781450359702

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Abstract

Today, new mothers are experiencing parenthood differently. Digital resources can provide a wealth of information, present opportunities for socializing, and even assist in tracking a baby's development. However, women are often juggling the role of motherhood with other commitments, such as work. The aim of this workshop is to understand the digital support needs and practices during parenthood from the perspective of employed mothers. We are interested in exploring the ways that women utilise the technologies which have been designed to support mothers, and specifically, the importance of work-life balance and the various roles that mothers play. There is a need to better understand and identify which technologies are being used to support working women through support working women through their motherhood journey, and ensure a healthy transition to support women's changing identities.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: HCI; Mothers; Role conflict; Support; Work; Digital
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 11:56
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 09:52
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37565

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