Fostering collaboration in the management of family finances

Snow, Stephen & Vyas, Dhaval (2015) Fostering collaboration in the management of family finances. In OzCHI 2015: Being Human, 7-10 December 2015, Melbourne, VIC.

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Managing finances is a practice carried out daily in homes across the world. Despite this, the practice is not yet a strong focus for HCI work in the home. This paper looks specifically at the ways that families organise and manage their finances. Based on a process of in-situ qualitative interviews, we find that money management is often a collaborative process in the family and occurs in a similar way to other household tasks; as part of existing divisions of domestic labour. Participating families reflected upon the creative and often low-tech systems they used to manage their finances and ideas they had for “ideal” technologies that would better help them organise their money. This paper presents ideas for fostering collaboration around family finances. Design propositions are made towards a Family Holiday Expense Tracker and family-situated bill payment reminder, both of which aim to encourage whole-of-family collaboration around money management and better including children in what is, at-present, an activity they are largely excluded from.

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ID Code: 90234
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Family, finance, home, budget, collaborate
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 ACM
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2015 01:44
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 03:28

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