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Wednesday, November 18 • 15:55 - 16:45
Child development and Interaction Design

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This tutorial will cover child development theories from the “classics” that have had a significant impact on interaction design, such as Piaget, Vygotsky, and Papert, to more recent ideas, such as neuroconstructivism and connectionism. The discussion will include concepts such as embodiment, emergence, and plasticity. Hourcade will examine how these theories can inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of technologies for children with the goal of promoting healthy development.



Associate Professor, University of Iowa
Juan Pablo Hourcade is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa's Department of Computer Science, UI3 Associate Director for Informatics Education, and a member of the Delta Center. His main area of research is Human-Computer Interaction, with a focus on the design, implementation and evaluation of technologies that support creativity, collaboration and information access for a variety of users, including children and older... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2015 15:55 - 16:45
Aula 6.4 Rondeau 165