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Intermediate-Level Knowledge in Child-Computer Interaction: A Call for Action

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  • Wolmet Barendregt, University og Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
  • Olof Torgersson, University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
  • Eva Eriksson
  • Peter Börjesson, University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
Based on an analysis of all papers at IDC from 2003 to 2016 this paper urges the Child-Computer Interaction (CCI) field to start formulating intermediate-level knowledge, in the form of e.g. strong concepts. Our analysis showed that 40% of all papers at the Interaction Design and Children conference presents the design of an artefact accompanied by an evaluation (to which we will refer as 'artefact-centered' papers). While exploring the design space in the form of artefacts is important and valuable, it can be argued that those artefact-centered papers generally make a smaller contribution to the field as a whole, which is also visible in the number of citations to such papers in comparison to the number of citations to other kinds of papers. As a first step towards more intermediate-level knowledge, we have thus attempted to formulate and ground three suggestions for strong concepts in CCI, namely Head-up gaming, Collective storytelling and Remote sensing. We based these concepts on an analysis of a set of relatively often-cited artefact-centered papers from the IDC conference proceedings. The three strong concepts we present here aim to show that the artefact-centered papers presented at the IDC conference over the last 15 years potentially contain useful knowledge that should be capitalized upon. The contribution of this paper is to initiate a discussion in the CCI community on the need for intermediate-level knowledge and how this knowledge, such as strong concepts, should be generated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDC '17 : Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children
EditorsPaolo Blikstein, Dor Abrahamson
Number of pages10
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year15 Jun 2017
Pages7-16
ISBN (print)978-1-4503-4921-5
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Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2017
EventProceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '17) - Stanford University, Palo Alto, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 201730 Jun 2017
http://idc2017.stanford.edu/

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ConferenceProceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '17)
LocationStanford University
LandUnited States
ByPalo Alto
Periode27/06/201730/06/2017
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