Curriculum-Focused Design

Rode, Jennifer A, Stringer, Mark, Toye, Eleanor F, Simpson, Amanda and Blackwell, Alan (2003) Curriculum-Focused Design. In: Interaction Design for Children.

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In this paper we describe a technique of CurriculumFocused Design, and the aspects of our research experience on which the technique is based. Our technique is a variant of Druin's Cooperative Inquiry. Cooperative Inquiry is a well-developed design practice for children, but it has been practised largely outside the classroom. Druin's technique has also been developed in American schools, which have greater curriculum flexibility than English schools, which are highly curriculum-focused. We studied the English curriculum and identified an area that we believed could fruitfully be augmented by technology. Our design approach was novel insofar as our evaluation sessions doubled as lessons for students. Our interdisciplinary design team, including a former teacher with over 10 years' classroom experience, evaluated the interface in a classroom setting, providing strong environmental validity to the design process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Additional author: Blackwell, A
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:44
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