Curriculum or Not – Show Us How You Teach Interaction Design and Children!
Conference contribution, 2014
The workshop intends to bring together educators, researchers, designers, and practitioners to explore issues regarding interaction design and children, to discuss training needs from different perspectives, and to share best practice methods to teach designers how to design technologies for children. There is a growing awareness of the needs of children, but less focus on developing teaching modules for design methods and practices aiming at covering their needs. To improve the design practice in the area of design for children, it is necessary to not only study and improve methodology, but also how to transfer the gained knowledge to new generations of designers to ensure its use in design. The overall aim of the workshop is to find ways to initiate discussions on an emerging interaction design curriculum with a specific focus on children.