It would be handy if it had pictures, if you can't read: Young digital natives as mobile phone users

Marianne Kinnula, Katja Moilanen, Atte Kinnula

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Abstract

Mobile devices and communication have become ubiquitous in the west and people born to this millennium start interacting with this environment from early on. These digital natives' approach to the world and expectations of how it should operate may differ from that of the digital immigrants'. This creates a risk of a design conflict, where solutions developed by immigrants may fit poorly to the natives' way to do things. It is important to understand digital natives better in order to know what design principles hold true with them. We interviewed 6-7 year old Finnish girls, who had just started school and had gotten their first mobile phone, to understand what their experiences are on using mobile phones, what they think of mobile phone use, and how they use them. This paper reports our preliminary results and proposes possible new avenues for research of digital natives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2012
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1815-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2012
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2012 - Ulm, Germany
Duration: 4 Dec 20126 Dec 2012

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2012
Abbreviated titleMUM 2012
CountryGermany
CityUlm
Period4/12/126/12/12

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Keywords

  • Children
  • Digital natives
  • Mobile phone

Cite this

Kinnula, M., Moilanen, K., & Kinnula, A. (2012). It would be handy if it had pictures, if you can't read: Young digital natives as mobile phone users. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2012 [40] Association for Computing Machinery ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2406367.2406416