Interview with 9 kids, 12-years-old, Sweden - results

15 May 2009 - 9:34am
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stauciuc
2006

Hi all,

This is for whoever is interested. Just had a small session with some kids
for a library project here in Sweden, and here are the results:
http://sergiutauciuc.ro/en/portfolio/huskvarna-library/Meeting-the-kids.png(mindmap
- recommended)
http://sergiutauciuc.ro/en/portfolio/huskvarna-library/Notes-first-meeting-children-S%f6derg%e5rdsskolan.pdf(text)

My reflections on the process:
- 'School mode'
the children came straight from school, brought by their teacher. They were
in 'school mode', and much more willing to answer questions (boring!) than
kids contacted in their free time (which was a totally different
experience). If you want kids to behave, find them in school!
- Language
I was speaking (mostly) in English, they were mainly Swedish speakers. We
had someone to translate, and someone else to take notes.
However, a few of them could speak English very well, and spoke to me in
English. All fine, except it made the others think they should be speaking
in English too. And since they couldn't speak English well, they were
reluctant to speak at all. We had to insist that Swedish is perfectly fine
for us, and I even spoke in Swedish a few times (I'm just learning) to
convey the message.
- food helped (thanks again Maggie Reilly)
- starting the session with 'what do you do to have fun' worked well.

Hope this helps someone.
Sebi

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15 May 2009 - 10:20am
stauciuc
2006

Here are the links again, I didn't know they get messed up in the process
(at least on the website):

*http://tinyurl.com/qejr7j* <http://tinyurl.com/qejr7j>
*http://tinyurl.com/o7nerh* <http://tinyurl.com/o7nerh>

Sorry about this.
Sebi

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Sebi Tauciuc <stauciuc at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> This is for whoever is interested. Just had a small session with some kids
> for a library project here in Sweden, and here are the results:
> http://sergiutauciuc.ro/en/portfolio/huskvarna-library/Meeting-the-kids.png(mindmap - recommended)
>
> http://sergiutauciuc.ro/en/portfolio/huskvarna-library/Notes-first-meeting-children-S%f6derg%e5rdsskolan.pdf(text)
>
> My reflections on the process:
> - 'School mode'
> the children came straight from school, brought by their teacher. They were
> in 'school mode', and much more willing to answer questions (boring!) than
> kids contacted in their free time (which was a totally different
> experience). If you want kids to behave, find them in school!
> - Language
> I was speaking (mostly) in English, they were mainly Swedish speakers. We
> had someone to translate, and someone else to take notes.
> However, a few of them could speak English very well, and spoke to me in
> English. All fine, except it made the others think they should be speaking
> in English too. And since they couldn't speak English well, they were
> reluctant to speak at all. We had to insist that Swedish is perfectly fine
> for us, and I even spoke in Swedish a few times (I'm just learning) to
> convey the message.
> - food helped (thanks again Maggie Reilly)
> - starting the session with 'what do you do to have fun' worked well.
>
> Hope this helps someone.
> Sebi
>
> --
> Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc
> http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/
> http://lookingatdesigns.wordpress.com/
>

--
Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc
http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/
http://lookingatdesigns.wordpress.com/

15 May 2009 - 11:38am
Andy Polaine
2008

Thanks for sharing that - it's very interesting, especially the
"school mode" idea.

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15 May 2009 - 11:17am
jodah
2009

This is very cool. Thanks Sergui!

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18 May 2009 - 8:10am
brendon.cornwel...
2009

I like the Mind Map. What application did you use to make it, or was
it just free-hand?

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18 May 2009 - 10:25am
Maria De Monte
2008

Hi Sebi, very interesting!! I've done some similar researches on
children while at uni, and find that children is a neverending
resource for seeing things in a different way, and probably
foreseeing future???
Thanks for sharing...

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