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Lo-Fi prototyping to design interactive-tabletop applications for children

Rick, J; Francois, P; Fields, B; Fleck, R; Yuill, N; Carr, A; (2010) Lo-Fi prototyping to design interactive-tabletop applications for children. In: Proceedings of IDC2010: The 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. (pp. 138 - 146).

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Abstract

Interactive tabletops are an exiting new platform for supporting children's collaboration. With design guidelines and standardized interaction principles still immature, there is a considerable need for iterative prototyping to define the task and interface. Lo-fi prototypes-using cardboard, paper, etc.-are easy to develop, flexible to adjust during design sessions, and intuitive for users to manipulate. Using them can be a valuable step in designing tabletop applications. In this paper, we detail the design process of two tabletop applications, concentrating on the role of lo-fi prototyping. TransTime is a pattern game for 5-6 year olds to engage how time progresses. OurSpace is a design tool for 7-9 year olds to arrange desks and assign seats for students in their classroom. By comparing the experiences, we arrive at a better understanding of the benefits, challenges, and limits of using lo-fi prototypes to design interactive-tabletop applications for children. Copyright 2010 ACM.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Lo-Fi prototyping to design interactive-tabletop applications for children
DOI:10.1145/1810543.1810559
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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