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Title: Indirect Interaction: A Computing Lecture for Five to Seven Year-Olds
Contributor(s): Billingsley, William  (author)orcid ; Kwan, Paul H  (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1145/2908805.2909410
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Abstract: Most papers on introducing children to computing assume the children will interact directly with the technology or task. In this paper, we reflect on a case of designing for indirect interaction - where it is not the children's hands but a facilitator's on the device. The context is a computing lecture we gave for twenty-six children aged between five and seven years old. This was specifically designed to give a stylized experience of being a university student - it is self-consciously a lecture emphasising student-teacher interaction around code. We found a technique from undergraduate engineering education - a partially exposed simulation in a text-based programming language - allowed imaginative interaction from the children as they discovered they could model the impossible.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: DIS 2016: Designing Interactive Systems, Brisbane, Australia, 4th - 8th June, 2016
Conference Details: DIS 2016: Designing Interactive Systems, Brisbane, Australia, 4th - 8th June, 2016
Source of Publication: DIS 2016 Companion: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems, p. 145-148
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
Place of Publication: New York, United States of America
Field of Research (FOR): 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
120304 Digital and Interaction Design
080602 Computer-Human Interaction
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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