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Design for inspiration : children, personal connections and educational technology

Wyeth, Peta, Diercke, Carla, & Viller, Stephen (2006) Design for inspiration : children, personal connections and educational technology. In Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-Human Interaction : Design : Activities, Artefacts and Environments, ACM, Sydney, Australia, pp. 365-368.

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Abstract

The project is working towards building an understanding of the personal interests and experiences of children with the aim of designing appropriate, usable and, most importantly, inspirational educational technology. kidprobe, an adaptation of the technology probe concept, has been used as a lightweight method of gaining contextual information about children's interactions with 'fun' technology. kidprobe has produced design inspiration which focuses primarily on the social and emotional connections children made. The use of kidprobe has generated some important ideas for improving the use of probes with children. It is an important first step in understanding how to effectively adapt probing techniques to inspire the design of technology for children.

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ID Code: 41352
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Children, cultural probes, educational technology
DOI: 10.1145/1228175.1228247
ISBN: 1595935452
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright the author(s) and CHISIG
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2011 09:04
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 04:05

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