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

Rick, Jochen and Francois, Phyllis and Fields, Bob and Fleck, Rowanne and Yuill, Nicola and Carr, Amanda (2010) Lo-fi prototyping to design interactive-tabletop applications for children. In: IDC '10 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children; ACM New York. IDC '10 . ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 138-146. ISBN 9781605589510

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Published in: IDC '10 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children; ACM New York; ISBN: 9781605589510.
Keywords (uncontrolled): co-located collaboration, interactive tabletops, lo-fi prototyping
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 8684
Notes on copyright: Pre-published version - ACM DL permissions : Can archive pre-print
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Depositing User: Bob Fields
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 07:08
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 15:44
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/8684

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