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.

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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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ID Code: 41342
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Keywords: Tangible user interfaces, interaction design, children, kindergarten education
DOI: 10.1145/1297277.1297297
ISBN: 9781595937476
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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