Interaction Design and Children (IDC)
Today’s technologies are shaping the way children live, learn, and play. Technologies can provide a wealth of meaningful new experiences and support children’s exploration of their neighborhood, other cultures, and even the universe.
How we transform that connection that children have with information rests in the new technologies we are building every day. This area of Interaction Design and Children (IDC) is concerned with how new mobile, social, and digitally expansive technologies can bring children closer to their learning experiences.
“It’s striking how much technology is part of kids’ lives today. Children are using multiple devices to consume 11 hours of content a day.”
— Hon. Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman, opening remarks at Back to School: Learning and Growing in a Digital Age, September 2010
- Shaping the Future of Learning ChallengeLearners and designers of all ages spent two days shaping and designing the future of learning. Congratulations to Team Learners on winning the challenge for their prototype model of a Google Glass-augmented 3D-printed animal dissection lab!
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Book chapter from Mobile Technologies for Children (2009): INTRODUCTION: Defining Mobile Technologies, Children, and Learning
A comprehensive summary of the most advanced research in the area of Interaction Design and Children
A discussion of the role of children in the design of new technologies
A bibliography of classic papers on Interaction Design and Children
All of the conference proceedings of IDC since it started