IDC 2012

The deadline for full papers has been extended to January, 23!

CALL FOR PAPERS, WORKSHOPS, DEMOS & DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

The 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
In cooperation with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
12-15 June 2012, Bremen, Germany
http://www.dimeb.de/idc2012

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
Workshop Proposals: January 9, 2012
Full Papers: January, 23, 2012 (was January 16)
Short Papers: March 12, 2012 (was March 5)
Demos: March 5, 2012
Doctoral Consortium: March 5, 2012

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
Modern technologies are changing the way children play, learn, and live.
New technologies have the potential to enhance communication,
collaboration, creativity, and reflective thinking among children.
As in prior conferences, IDC 2012 continues the IDC tradition aiming/to
understand children’s needs and how to design for them, by presenting
and discussing the most innovative research in the field of
interaction design for children, by exhibiting the most recent
developments in design and design methodologies, and by gathering the
leading minds in the field of interaction design for children.
As special themes, IDC 2012 would like to discuss childrens’ needs
under the perspectives of pedagogical aspects in theory and
practise as well as children from diverse cultural
backgrounds.

The design of digital and physical tools for
children can benefit greatly from considering insights and knowledge
based on educational theories. These theories can also inform the choices that have to be made regarding the learning settings and environments for the application of digital
technologies.

Further, when designing digital media for and with children, thediversity
of children should always be kept in mind. The encounter of children
of different cultural backgrounds as a consequence of migration is a
source of chances but also problems. New technologies can be used for
addressing potential problems and creating new opportunities related
to cultural diversity. This also includes the specific requirements
of young people in developing countries.

We would like to invite researchers to reflect upon methods, concepts,
new technology, evaluation, and theoretical or practical issues
concerning technology and children. We further ask authors to
explicitly reflect on the purpose and the underlying values of their
work.

Since in previous years only relatively few contributions have
focused on young people between the age of 13 and 19, we would also
like to encourage submissions regarding this target group.

SUBMISSIONS
Submissions of workshops, full papers, short papers, and demos, are
invited on all topics from the domain of interaction design for
children, including, but not limited to:
* Educational aspects in theory and practice
* Designing for children from diverse cultural backgrounds, for children
with special needs and
of different ages (including teenagers) and genders
* Interactive technology for children’s civic involvement, democracy,
social awareness
of environmental, ethical, ethnographic or cultural issues
* Emerging or new technologies (e.g., interactive games, mobile devices,
wireless
embedded technologies, robots, accessible fabrication devices, smart
materials, tangibles) and the impact on children regarding their needs
* Development of theoretical models of interaction with focus on children
* Evaluation methods and practices
* Impact of interactive technologies on children’s mental and physical
wellbeing
* Usability, enjoyability, accessibility, ethics, and safety issues
* Children’s interests, desires, needs regarding technology
* Methods of involving children in the design process considering
children’s requirements
* Reports on the development process of creative interactive systems for
children
* Ethnographic and case studies in children’s use of interactive systems

For detailed and up-to-date information about IDC 2012, see
http://www.dimeb.de/idc2012

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