Agency, tangible technology and young children
Wyeth, Peta (2007) Agency, tangible technology and young children. In 6th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '07), 6-8 June 2007, Aalborg, Denmark.
This paper explores the embodiment of agency concepts in tangible user interfaces to create meaningful learning experiences. Current notions of agent-based tangible technology are extended, through the development of low-fidelity prototypes, to include additional flexibility and adaptability. A study involving these prototypes was conducted in a kindergarten environment with nine four-year-old children. Observations of children's interactions with the prototypes produced insightful results which will be used to further refine the product under development.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Presentation)|
|Keywords:||Tangible user interfaces, interaction design, children, kindergarten education|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)|
|Divisions:||Past > Schools > Computer Science|
|Deposited On:||20 Apr 2011 00:02|
|Last Modified:||20 Apr 2011 00:02|
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