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Fighting for control: Children's embodied interactions when using physical and digital representations

Marshall, Paul; Fleck, Rowanne; Harris, Amanda; Rick, Jochen; Hornecker, Eva; Rogers, Yvonne; Yuill, Nicola and Dalton, Nick Sheep (2009). Fighting for control: Children's embodied interactions when using physical and digital representations. In: Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems, 4-9 April 2009, Boston, MA, USA, ACM Press, pp. 2149–2152.

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Abstract

Tabletop and tangible interfaces are often described in terms of their support for shared access to digital resources. However, it is not always the case that collaborators want to share and help one another. In this paper we detail a video-analysis of a series of prototyping sessions with children who used both cardboard objects and an interactive tabletop surface. We show how the material qualities of the digital interface and physical objects affect the kinds of bodily strategies adopted by children to stop others from accessing them. We discuss how children fight for and maintain control of physical versus digital objects in terms of embodied interaction and what this means when designing collaborative applications for shareable interfaces.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Authors
Extra Information: Pages: 2149-2152
ISBN:978-1-60558-246-7
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 19515
Depositing User: Jochen Rick
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010 14:59
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2014 12:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19515
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