Designing Storytelling Technologies to Encourage Collaboration Between Young Children

Benford, Steve and Bederson, Benjamin and Åkesson, Karl-Petter and Bayon, Victor and Druin, Allison and Hansson, Pär and Hourcade, Juan Pablo and Ingram, Rob and Neale, Helen and O´Malley, Claire and Simsarian, Kristian and Stanton, Danae and Sundblad, Yngve and Taxén, Gustav (2000) Designing Storytelling Technologies to Encourage Collaboration Between Young Children. In: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2000, 1-6 April 2000, The Hague, The Netherlands.

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We describe the iterative design of two collaborative storytelling technologies for young children, KidPad and the Klump. We focus on the idea of designing interfaces to subtly encourage collaboration so that children are invited to discover the added benefits of working together. This idea has been motivated by our experiences of using early versions of our technologies in schools in Sweden and the UK. We compare the approach of encouraging collaboration with other approaches to synchronizing shared interfaces. We describe how we have revised the technologies to encourage collaboration and to reflect design suggestions made by the children themselves.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Deposited On:19 Jun 2007
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