The aims of this SIG are to provide a forum and one stop location for all things relating to interaction design and human computer interaction where the intended users or appropriators of the technology or service are children. Our definition of children is broad rather than narrow, we include toddlers and teenagers in our remit but the core work, currently at least, is with children in junior schools.
Publishing research in this domain spans many disciplines as well as human computer interaction and interaction design. Work can be found in educational journals and conferences, in psychology, in educational technology and in games; for this reason, our focus in this SIG is deliberately cross discipline and we invite members from all disciplines.
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Assoc Professor Dr Anthony Lewis Brooks (aka Tony) is director of the SensoramaLab at Aalborg University, Esbjerg in Denmark where he is a founding member of the Medialogy education since 2002. His research within interaction design and human computer interaction with a focus on children with special needs originated in 1985 with a focus on unencumbered gesture-based control of video games, art (making music and digital painting), and robotic devices via sensor-based devices created under his SoundScapes company. The research is responsible for a patent family on Communication Method and Apparatus (US6893407) and EU projects (e.g. http://www.bristol.ac.
uk/carehere/). Profile is viewed at http://personprofil.aau.dk/ 103302where there are over 150 publications.
I’m professor in Child-Computer Interaction at the Centre of Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI), Aarhus University, Denmark.
My research lies at the intersection of computer science and cultural-historical psychology with a particular interest in ubiquitous computing for supporting learning practices of children and teens.
I am a Professor with the User Centred Engineering Group at the Eindhoven University of Technologyin the department of Industrial Design, where I am the director of education for the department, director of the graduate school and the USI programme.
In February 2012, we launched a new journal in Child-Computer Interaction by Elsevier.
Before coming to TU/e I have worked as a researcher at Queen Mary University of London and Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven.