Designing for children

26 Dec 2006 - 12:01pm
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Rafa Lopez Callejon
2006

Merry Christmas to all!

Do anybody know about resources to design interfaces
for children. How do they react ? What kind of webs do
they like?

Best
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Rafa López Callejón
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26 Dec 2006 - 1:24pm
Dante Murphy
2006

Perhaps I'm in the minority, but I would consider using personas.

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Medical Broadcasting Company | A D I G I T A S INC. COMPANY

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Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Designing for children

Merry Christmas to all!

Do anybody know about resources to design interfaces
for children. How do they react ? What kind of webs do
they like?

Best
--
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Rafa López Callejón
lopezcallejon at gmail.com
http://www.libros-web.blogspot.com/
http://www.bloggermania.com
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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26 Dec 2006 - 1:28pm
ychisik
2006

The ACM holds an annual conference on interaction design with children
(IDC), the proceedings for the past couple of years hold a wealth of ideas
and experiences. All of the proceedings papers can be found at:
http://portal.acm.org/browse_dl.cfm?linked=1&part=series&idx=SERIES11165&col
l=portal&dl=ACM&CFID=9937271&CFTOKEN=80352676

Alison Druin has edited and co-authored several books on designing
technologies with children.
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Yoram Chisik
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UB - School of Information Arts and Technologies
Free advice and opinions - refunds available.
http://iat.ubalt.edu/chisik

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[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of Rafa
López Callejón
Sent: 26 December 2006 12:01
To: discuss at ixda.org
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Designing for children

Merry Christmas to all!

Do anybody know about resources to design interfaces
for children. How do they react ? What kind of webs do
they like?

Best
--
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Rafa López Callejón
lopezcallejon at gmail.com
http://www.libros-web.blogspot.com/
http://www.bloggermania.com
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
________________________________________________________________

26 Dec 2006 - 1:42pm
Shuli Gilutz
2004

A great resource for HCI and Children can be found here:
http://www.hcibib.org/kids/

Good luck!

-----Original Message-----
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Chisik
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 1:28 PM
To: discuss at ixda.org
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Designing for children

The ACM holds an annual conference on interaction design with children
(IDC), the proceedings for the past couple of years hold a wealth of ideas
and experiences. All of the proceedings papers can be found at:
http://portal.acm.org/browse_dl.cfm?linked=1&part=series&idx=SERIES11165&col
l=portal&dl=ACM&CFID=9937271&CFTOKEN=80352676

Alison Druin has edited and co-authored several books on designing
technologies with children.
*************************************
Yoram Chisik
DCD candidate and sandwich maker extraordinaire UB - School of Information
Arts and Technologies Free advice and opinions - refunds available.
http://iat.ubalt.edu/chisik

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Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Designing for children

Merry Christmas to all!

Do anybody know about resources to design interfaces for children. How do
they react ? What kind of webs do they like?

Best
--
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Rafa López Callejón
lopezcallejon at gmail.com
http://www.libros-web.blogspot.com/
http://www.bloggermania.com
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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26 Dec 2006 - 6:03pm
jbellis
2005

Rafa,
Judging by my kids, log onto http://www.clubpenguin.com/. Do everything they
do. Buy a membership if you're serious in your quest.
To answer your question, kids react like human beings (love life if given
the chance), mammals (love your mother?), animals (kill or be killed),
living organisms (eat, eliminate), in that order... the more tired and
hungry they get. ClubPenguin seems to provide them all.
www.jackBellis.com,
www.UsabilityInstitute.com
www.RSIRescue.com
www.WorkAtHomeWednesday.com
www.SelfishMoralism.com
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From: "Rafa López Callejón" <callejon at gmail.com>
To: <discuss at ixda.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Designing for children

Merry Christmas to all!

Do anybody know about resources to design interfaces
for children. How do they react ? What kind of webs do
they like?

Best
--
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Rafa López Callejón
lopezcallejon at gmail.com
http://www.libros-web.blogspot.com/
http://www.bloggermania.com
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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26 Dec 2006 - 6:28pm
Markus Grupp-TM
2006

Rafa,

Allison Druin, director of the HCI Lab at the University of Maryland, has authored many interesting resources on designing interfaces, tools and technology for children, as well as collaborative design techniques with children involved in the design process.

http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~allisond/

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Markus

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tue 26/12/2006 12:01 PM
To: discuss at ixda.org
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Designing for children

Merry Christmas to all!

Do anybody know about resources to design interfaces
for children. How do they react ? What kind of webs do
they like?

Best
--
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Rafa López Callejón
lopezcallejon at gmail.com
http://www.libros-web.blogspot.com/
http://www.bloggermania.com
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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27 Dec 2006 - 10:24am
jbellis
2005

Markus, are the books any good?

-Jack

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To: <lopezcallejon at gmail.com>; <discuss at ixda.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Designing for children

Rafa,

Allison Druin, director of the HCI Lab at the University of Maryland, has
authored many interesting resources on designing interfaces, tools and
technology for children, as well as collaborative design techniques with
children involved in the design process.

http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~allisond/

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Markus

27 Dec 2006 - 12:14pm
Mark Bardsley
2006

Rafa,

I found "Design criteria for children's Web portals: The users speak out"
(2001 - Large, Beheshti, Rahman) an article in JASIST to be useful in
answering "What do children like?" Although it is a bit dated, I think the
findings are still mostly valid.

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/88512325/ABSTRACT

Of course you have to have access to JASIST articles but you can probably
get that through a library.

Abstract
Four focus groups were held with young Web users (10 to 13 years of age) to
explore design criteria for Web portals. The focus group participants
commented upon four existing portals designed with young users in mind: Ask
Jeeves for Kids, KidsClick, Lycos Zone, and Yahooligans! This article
reports their first impressions on using these portals, their likes and
dislikes, and their suggestions for improvements. Design criteria for
children's Web portals are elaborated based upon these comments under four
headings: portal goals, visual design, information architecture, and
personalization. An ideal portal should cater for both educational and
entertainment needs, use attractive screen designs based especially on
effective use of color, graphics, and animation, provide both keyword search
facilities and browsable subject categories, and allow individual user
personalization in areas such as color and graphics.

- Mark Bardsley

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Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 9:01 AM
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Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Designing for children

Merry Christmas to all!

Do anybody know about resources to design interfaces
for children. How do they react ? What kind of webs do
they like?

Best
--
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Rafa López Callejón
lopezcallejon at gmail.com
http://www.libros-web.blogspot.com/
http://www.bloggermania.com
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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