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      Children and ‘Smart’ Technologies: Can Children’s Experiences be Interpreted and Coded?

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      People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology (HCI)

      Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology

      1 - 5 September 2009

      Children, evaluation, user experience, drawing, fun, tangible magic, tangible technology, TUI

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            This paper has a focus on young children and their emerging new technologies. It examines children’s drawings as an evaluation tool for capturing their experiences of different novel interfaces. A recent evaluation study with children and two follow-up expert coding sessions were used to demonstrate how drawings could be used and coded and how the intercoder reliability could be improved. Usability and User Experience (UX) factors: Fun (F), Goal Fit (GF) and Tangible Magic (TM) were included in the coding scheme and they were the factors that have been looked at in the coding sessions. Our studies show the thoroughness and ease-of-use of the drawing method. The method was effective and reliable in conveying the user experience form the drawings. It also shows some of the limitation of the method: e.g. resource intensive and open to evaluator’s interpretation. From the result of the study, a number of the drawings conveyed information pertaining to user experiences: F, GF and TM, and the method was particularly reliable at capturing fun. The result also led to the correlation found on the GF and TM.

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            Conference
            September 2009
            September 2009
            : 224-231
            Affiliations
            [0001]Child Computer Interaction Group

            University of Central Lancashire

            Preston, PR1 2HE

            +44 (0)1772 895301{}
            [0002]School of CEPS

            University of Central Lancashire

            Preston, PR1 2HE

            +44 (0)1772 895162{3288}
            [0003]School of Psychology

            University of Central Lancashire

            Preston, PR1 2HE

            +44 (0)1772 893877
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2009.26
            ec78f34d-47f0-4cd4-9b0b-ce75a8bafd00
            © Diana Yifan Xu et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology, Churchill College Cambridge, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology
            HCI
            Churchill College Cambridge, UK
            1 - 5 September 2009
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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