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Playing with Narratives

HCI Educators 2009 - playing with our education (HCIED)

HCI Educators 2009

22 - 24 April

Narratives in HCI, play, self-reflection, HCI education

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      Education and play are two different contexts of action which need to be interrelated in order to convey knowledge and skills to students but at the same time to enable them to explore unknown paths. The paper presents a small example study with technologyoriented students who ‘played” with narrative approaches as used in HCI work analysis. It is shown that their self-reflection by using stories also increases their appreciation of unfamiliar design perspectives. The example illustrates the potential which is offered by playing with HCI education to support an intertwined vertical and horizontal development of students and to better prepare them for multidisciplinary work.

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        University of Rostock

        Department of Computer Science
        April 2009
        April 2009
        : 9-12
        © Anke Dittmar. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. HCI Educators 2009 - playing with our education, University of Abertay, Dundee, UK

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        HCI Educators 2009 - playing with our education
        University of Abertay, Dundee, UK
        22 - 24 April
        Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
        HCI Educators 2009
        Product Information: 1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development
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