CFP: join us in thinking about what/how to teach about Children & Technology! "Teaching Interaction Design & Children" will be a full-day workshop, and will be held on Monday, June 20th, 2011 as part of the IDC 2011 conference at Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Do you conduct research in the field of children & computers? Do you teach university level classes on this topic?
Are you interested in how others have been teaching this topic in different disciplines?
you feel like you constantly have to search the web for materials,
papers and references due to this topic's novelty, multidisciplinary
nature and ongoing developments?
This workshop brings
together instructors who teach Interaction Design & Children (IDC)
related courses at a university level from a wide spectrum of
disciplines and research communities (HCI, Engineering, Design, Gaming,
Education, Psychology, & Communications).
Our goal is to explore the various current ways IDC is taught today,
and to discuss and collectively develop a core syllabus of seminal
texts, literature and teaching activities for the benefit of the IDC
We expect to generate several materials during the event: several
sets of "core" research articles/books grouped by area, focus, and
technical level; an organized list of labs and reusable class materials;
a list of resources for students and teachers (software, hardware,
documentation, vendors), and a document about theoretical approaches to
Topics discussed will include: various disciplines that house IDC
and their effect and needs, best practices for IDC teaching methods, and
core literature (disciplinary & multidisciplinary).
Come be a
part of this workshop and contribute your perspective and experiences
in creating a core syllabus that can benefit many disciplinary
approaches to teaching children & interaction design!