Research 7 (Repeat)

Friday 4th July 2014, 1:00pm - 1:30pm BST

Showroom Cinema 1

30 minute research session… repeated.

7. Transformational Technology
Understanding how technology is transforming children’s interaction with the world.

Presented by Andrew Manches, University of Edinburgh

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Research has attempted to understand the relationship between the way children interact with the world and their physical, affective, social, and cognitive development. This has meant trying to bring together recent theories (which have highlighted the importance of interaction in the way children think and learn) with more practical approaches to evaluating and creating new digital designs for, and with, children. Working with a range of technologies, such as touch-screens, tabletops, gesture recognition devices or tangibles (digitally augmented physical objects), research in this field has addressed many questions that are increasingly relevant to the CMC community.

This talk will draw upon several projects at the University of Edinburgh’s Children and Technology group (as well as Andrew’s own industry experience) to discuss how digital technology is changing children’s interaction with the world, the possible impact this has on the way children think and learn, and the implications for designing new media experiences.