Together with my colleagues at UCI, we conducted a year-long, multi-case ethnographic study to understand how children select media content from a vast enormous and ever growing amount of online content. Using ecological perspectives, this study uncovers how children’s media choices are supported and constrained by a range of resource, culture, and policy factors specific to family and community background.

Robert D Kalinowski, Ying Xu, and Katie Salen. 2021. The Ecological Context of Preschool-Aged Children’s Selection of Media Content. In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘21)

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