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

Rick, Jochen, Francois, Phyllis, Fields, Bob, Fleck, Rowanne, Yuill, Nicola and Carr, Amanda (2010) Lo-Fi prototyping to design interactive-tabletop applications for children. In: 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, New York, NY, USA.

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Rowanne Fleck
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:31
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 10:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13029
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