Family Tween TalkConcept Validation June 2007 Carnegie Mellon University HCII THE FANTASTIC FOUR Jing The Thing Nina The Human Torch Louisa The Invisible Woman Sushmita, Miss Fantastic
The Taylor Family in the car • Mom . 42 • Realtor • Concerned about boys & drugs • Closer to the girls than dad is • Sarah . 15 • Swimming, softball • IM, mobile phone • Moody • Avoids childish activities, act like a teen, no more Disney movies, embarrassed to shop w/ mom • in love hate relationship with sister • Finds little sister annoying • Dad . 47 • Attorney • Concerned about Sarah’s grades • Makes sure Sarah is a good exemplar • Becky . 12 • Swimming, soccer • Piano • Still using the family computer • Loves reading • Tries to follow older sister around
Well-Deserved Ice Cream Mom and Dad are picking Sarah and Becky up from Becky’s swim meet. Mom makes a note in the system of the win, the system tells Mom that it is the third win in a row. They decide that this calls for some ice cream!
Study Sessions Mom is notified on her way to pick Sarah up from school that Sarah has an upcoming Biology test. Mom recalls that Sarah has been struggling in that area. The system takes note of the areas Sarah would need reviewing and the topics that will be covered on the next test. Mom helps Sarah review.