Tom Hope, Yoshiyuki Nakamura, Toru Takahashi, Atsushi Nobayashi, Shota Fukuoka, Masahiro Hamasaki, and Takuichi Nishimura

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Studies of interactive systems in museums have raised important design considerations, but so far have failed to address sufficiently the particularities of family interaction and co-operation. This paper introduces qualitative video-based observations of Japanese families using an interactive portable guide system in a museum. Results show how unexpected usage can occur through particularities of interaction between family members. The paper highlights the necessity to more fully consider familial relationships in HCI. 

Familial Collaborations in a Museum