Service Design for Improving Adolescents’ Cyber Language Habit

  • Jae Sun YiEmail author
  • Chanmi JeonEmail author
  • Yeji YuEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10290)


This study aims to improve excessive usage of slang and indiscriminate language habit of Korean adolescents, and the consequent social problem called ‘Cyber Bullying’. A desk research is conducted to examine adolescents’ language habit and the reality of cyber bullying, and the problems of current systems is analyzed to propose a new service design that can compensate the defects. Not only that, through analysis on the traits of teenagers that use lots of swear words and psychological characteristics of adolescents, a smartphone keypad and application are developed that help adolescents to check their language habit and improve it by themselves in everyday life since adolescents tend to feel resistance about coercive external interference. Teenagers can correct their language habit as soon as they type swear words by immediate feedbacks and given substitutable words, and also can recognize their habitual usage of swear words by the accumulated data of usage. The significance of this study is improving teenagers’ language habit by using refined expressions instead of violent slangs, and to prevent secondary problems which can result from negative language habit.


Design for social impact Adolescents language habit Mobile application and keypad Slang tracking and recognition system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Contents Convergence DesignHandong Global UniversityPohangRepublic of Korea

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