Action 9 Investigating Interaction

a situation where two or more people or things communicate with each other or react to each another - Cambridge Dictionary 

Inter- Action …. Interactivity

“the practice of designing interactive digital products, environments, systems, and services.” Interaction Design

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What are the places we can facilitate interaction?

A study of possible intervention in day to day interactions?


I have a family WhatsApp group chat where all my cousins, uncles, and aunts are part of. my dad’s generation people have a habit of sending stories, traditional poems, alerts, news, emergency messages, etc. but as English is not their first language they type and communicate in Gujarati. While my generation knows how to speak Gujarati fluently but it’s a little hard to read it. It doesn’t come so easy to us as English does. What happens most of the time is that I and my cousins usually don’t read these messages typed in Gujarati. This sometimes hurts the sentiments of my uncles and aunts as they think we are ignoring them or not interested in what they have to say.

How do we make WhatsApp more inclusive???

A screenshot of my family group chat.

Wouldn’t it be great if we had a WhatsApp translate feature? It would make the chat so much inclusive. see an example below

Our cohort has a WhatsApp group. Sometimes it gets very active and there are multiple conversations going on between 22 people, I wake up in the morning with 200+ messages from this group chat. Most of its causal banter, mixed with some important topic, eg. ‘how many of you are going to the seminar next week?’ there is no train of chat to this some reply after fee hours or even after a day or 2. It becomes hard to keep a track of these things.

What if this Poll feature was added to WhatsApp chats like “ask a question” and one could find all the replies to that question there. I won’t have to scroll over 200 messages and analysis the data… I have done rough ideation of it below.

poll, question and rate pic

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