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dc.contributor.authorBahiss, Khadija
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Sally Jo
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Tony C.
dc.coverage.spatialConference held at Auckland, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-17T22:43:24Z
dc.date.available2013-10-17T22:43:24Z
dc.date.copyright2010
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationBahiss, K., Cunningham, S. J., & Smith, T. (2011). Investigating the usability of social networking sites for teenagers with autism. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the NZ Chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 5-8). New York, USA: ACM.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/8087
dc.description.abstractTeenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) tend to be socially isolated due to the interpersonal challenges of autism, yet they enjoy using computers. This study investigated the hypothesis that social networking sites provide the appropriate communication tools for teenagers with ASD. It concluded that although social networking sites remove extraneous stimuli which results in social anxiety among people with ASD, their design functionality does not provide the motivation required to initiate/conduct communication/social interaction among teenagers with ASD. Rather, people with ASD are motivated to communicate with others if the communication is part of an activity. Therefore, a multiplayer networking game has the potential of motivating teenagers with ASD to interact with others through entertainment.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherACMen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 11th International Conference of the NZ Chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction on ZZZ - CHINZ '10
dc.relation.urihttp://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1832840en_NZ
dc.sourceCHINZ '10en_NZ
dc.subjectcomputer scienceen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial networking site/online communitiesen_NZ
dc.subjectautism spectrum disorderen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial interactionen_NZ
dc.subjectmultiplayer gamesen_NZ
dc.titleInvestigating the usability of social networking sites for teenagers with autismen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contributionen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/1832838.1832840en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfProc 11th International Conference of the NZ Chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interactionen_NZ
pubs.begin-page5en_NZ
pubs.elements-id19865
pubs.end-page8en_NZ
pubs.finish-date2010-07-09en_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationNew York, NYen_NZ
pubs.start-date2010-07-08en_NZ


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