Designing paralinguistic digital affordances for social support

Donghee Yvette Wohn, Mousa Ahmadi, Mary E. Schneider, Rohit Kadam

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

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Paralinguistic digital affordances (PDAs) [2] are simple cues that one can give in response to social media content with one click. The Like, while ubiquitous, can be inappropriate for certain situations due to its literal meaning. In this study, we conducted focus groups with young adults to understand what type of PDAs would be best in a system designed specifically for social support. Hugs were considered to be a good alternative, although cultural sensitivities should be taken into consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Companion, CSCW 2016 Companion
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages221-224
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450339506
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 27 2016
Event19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2016 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 26 2016Mar 2 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
Volume26-February-2016

Other

Other19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period2/26/163/2/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • Feedback
  • Hugs
  • PDA
  • Social media
  • Social support

Cite this