Communication has become easy in terms of texting, calling, video calling, and social networks through smart devices. Smartphones have become the solution to most problems of everyday life and information searching has revolutionized. This includes cooking, traveling, home decorating, job finding, shopping. In contemporary life, people are often surfing on their mobile phones or searching for a new application to do a specific task for them. Hence, mobile applications become popular in almost all fields and social entities. Parenting is a social activity that deals with child educating, caring, and supporting. Therefore, parents must be aware of children's' development processes and their needs at various stages of the childhood. Parenting itself is a learning process for parents.
The focus of this study is to investigate Finnish parents and their parenting style. This provides stronger conclusive results, which can be further expanded to other countries and cultures, according to the scope and environment changes. Gathering requirements from the parents, analysing the data collected from survey and interviews and creating a scenario-based design helped to propose a mobile application prototype that helps parents to be more efficient and knowledgeable with their children development process.
This is a constructive research, which has resulted in a successful prototype design. The prototype evaluation report indicated that the application is easy to use and provides the satisfactory user experience.
|Title of host publication||10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI2017)|
|Editors||LG Chova, AL Martinez, IC Torres|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation - Seville, Spain|
Duration: 16 Nov 2017 → 18 Nov 2017
Conference number: 10
|Publisher||IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT|
|Conference||International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation|
|Period||16/11/2017 → 18/11/2017|
- User-centred design
- mobile application
- user experience