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HCIL-2010-02

Fails, J., Druin, A., Guha, M. (April 2010)
Mobile Collaboration: Collaboratively Reading and Creating Children’s Stories on Mobile Devices
In press, IDC 2010, Barcelona, Spain
HCIL-2010-02

This paper discusses design iterations of Mobile Stories – a mobile technology that empowers children to collaboratively read and create stories. We present the design and discuss the impact of different collocated collaborative configurations for mobile devices including: content splitting and space sharing. We share design experiences that illustrate how Mobile Stories supports collaboration and mobility, and identify how the collocated collaborative configurations are best suited for reading and sharing tasks. We also identify how creative tasks foster more mobility and dynamic interactions between collaborators.



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