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Facilitating the Information Exchange Between Parents and Personnel at Preschools by Gathering Quantitative Data
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The information exchange between parents and personnel at preschools is held informally and mainly when the child is departed from the preschool. Interviews with parents and personnel at preschools were made to find out what this exchange consists of, what factors affect it, and if there are parts that may be improved by making them digital. Through these interviews, the information need was extracted and analyzed, and factors affecting the information exchange were identified. Parts of these findings where compiled into asoftware idea as an extension to the software for preschools provided by Tempus Information Systems ab, where this master’s thesis was conducted.Requirements for the software were gathered and prioritized. Prototypes were made,tested, and evaluated leading to the development of a web application. The application supports input of chosen parts of the information need in order to make it accessible forparents. It is intended to be used by the personnel and to run on a tablet mounted on thewall, helping their everyday tasks, as well as being a service to parents of smaller children. This information could then be retrieved by the parents when the child is departed from theTempus Touch software at the preschool, thus freeing the information exchange to qualitative matters about the child’s well-being. It could also be accessible through the Tempus web or mobile application while at home.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 96 p.
Keyword [en]
Interaction design
National Category
Interaction Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87200OAI: diva2:707007
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Tempus information systems
Subject / course
Examensarbete i Interaktionsteknik och design
Educational program
Master of Science Programme in Interaction Technology and Design - Engineering
2014-02-28, B311, Teknikhuset, Umeå, 10:36 (English)
Available from: 2014-03-24 Created: 2014-03-24

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