KidPad: A Design Collaboration Between Children, Technologists, and Educators


SUMMARY

In summary, we believe that not only has our research been furthered in the area of new technologies for children, but our understanding of how to work with children as our design partners has been expanded as well. In addition, our development work on the Pad++ substrate has also benefited. Thanks to suggestions from our child design partners, we have simplified the hyperzooming tool and the "X-Ray" or lens tools in Pad++. In addition, we have continued our exploration of "Local Tools" in new areas such as layout and design for adults. We have found that children have a lot to offer, not only when it comes to helping design new technologies for them, but in designing new technologies for adults as well.

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Abstract

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User Profile

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Summary

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Collaboration

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Design Process

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Acknowledgments

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Goals for Development

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Design Evolution

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