Technische Universität Dresden

Technische Visualistik

Investigating Interaction with Tabletops in Kindergarten Environments

2014 Conference on Interaction Design and Children

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate interaction of children with interactive tabletops in kindergarten environments. In our understanding, such environments feature a certain degree of supervision, group play, as well as sole activities. In contrast to the traditional desktop PC workplace, interactive tabletops encourage communication and social interaction between children. In order to observe interaction and collaboration, we developed a suite of playful applications called VisMo, which we tailored to the needs and expectations of the target group. Our observational study with twelve Kindergarten children highlights pedagogical and usability aspects. We observed motivation and collaboration of the children and used a formal notation to transcribe their performed multitouch gestures.

BibTex entry formatted

Kammer, Dietrich; Dang, René; Steinhauf, Juliane & Groh, Rainer (2014). Investigating Interaction with Tabletops in Kindergarten Environments. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '14) New York, NY, USA: ACM. S.57–66 ISBN 9781450322720. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2593968.2593975

BibTex entry

@inproceedings{kammer_investigating_2014, address = {New York, {NY}, {USA}}, series = {{IDC} '14}, title = {Investigating Interaction with Tabletops in Kindergarten Environments}, isbn = {9781450322720}, url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2593968.2593975}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Interaction Design and Children}, publisher = {{ACM}}, author = {Kammer, Dietrich and Dang, René and Steinhauf, Juliane and Groh, Rainer}, year = {2014}, pages = {57–66} }