A conceptual framework for mixed reality environments: Designing novel learning activities for young children

Rogers, Yvonne, Scaife, Mike, Gabrielli, Silvia, Smith, Hilary and Harris, Eric (2002) A conceptual framework for mixed reality environments: Designing novel learning activities for young children. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 11 (6). pp. 677-686. ISSN 1054-7460

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Abstract

How do we conceptualise and design mixed reality environments (MREs)? Here we describe a first pass at a conceptual framework and use it to inform the design of different kinds of activities for children to experiment with. Our aim was to investigate how different MRE set-ups affected children’s exploratory behaviour and their understanding of them. The familiar activity of colour mixing was used; different set-ups were provided, where paint or light colours could be mixed, by using either physical tools, digital tools or a combination of these. The findings of our study showed that novel mixes of physical and digital ‘transforms’ engendered much exploration and reflection.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published by MIT Press
Keywords: Chromarium colour mixing framework digital - physical
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Depositing User: Hilary Smith
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/469
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