The millennial mum: technology use by new mothers

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Abstract

Becoming a mother presents a woman with new challenges and a need to access new sources of information. This work considers the increase in the use of online parenting support as the first group of millennials become parents. Initial results from a survey comparing the use of technology pre and post the experience of childbirth is presented. The survey reveals that mothers are likely to increase the time they spend online and are strongly motivated by seeking social contact. The paper concludes by considering the implications of this survey for healthcare professionals wishing to give information and support through online media and suggests how HCI professionals can become involved in this work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
Subtitle of host publicationHCI 2016
PublisherBCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2016
Event30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference - Bournemouth University, Poole, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jul 201615 Jul 2016

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Conference30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPoole
Period11/07/1615/07/16

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Prior, S. (2016). The millennial mum: technology use by new mothers. In Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference : HCI 2016 BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Prior, Suzanne. / The millennial mum : technology use by new mothers. Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference : HCI 2016. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, 2016.
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Prior, S 2016, The millennial mum: technology use by new mothers. in Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference : HCI 2016. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference , Poole, United Kingdom, 11/07/16.

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