In My Own Words: Configuration of Tangibles, Object Interaction and Children with Autism

Farr, William, Yuill, Nicola, Harris, Eric and Hinske, Steve (2010) In My Own Words: Configuration of Tangibles, Object Interaction and Children with Autism. In: 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, New York, NY, USA.

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Abstract

An Augmented Knights Castle (AKC) play set was adapted so that children with autism can configure programmable elements. This is compared with a non-configurable AKC. When the system is configurable, less solitary play and more cooperative play occurred. Configurability is a key factor in design for children with autism allowing greater individual control and more socially oriented behaviour. We suggest that tangibles provide a safety net for encouraging social interaction as they allow for a broad range of interaction styles. Copyright 2010 ACM.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: William Farr
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:38
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 10:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27122
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