From a different library list. For those who don't know her, Allison Druin among other things runs a children's testing lab where various sorts of products and interfaces are tested by children (in Maryland and in 1 or 2 sister institutions around the globe). If you like this talk, she also wrote _The Design of Children's Technology_.
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From: gerrymck <[hidden email]>
Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 1:49 PM
Subject: [Sig-bwp] Audio / Mobile Technologies for Children > Allison
Druin / Iowa State University / October 9 2009
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The Audio Is Now Available For This Most Informative Presentation I
Had The Opportunity To Attend.
Women in HCI Lecture / Allison Druin / University of Maryland /
October 9, 2009 / Noon / Howe Hall / Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium
/ Iowa State University
Abstract > For many children (ages 2-12) in the United States, mobile
technologies are now an integral part of their everyday living and
play experiences. They commonly use mobile phones, netbooks, pen-based
computing, GPSs, computer-enhanced toys and much more.
But this is not the case for all children. There are still young
people who live in places where mobile technologies are just becoming
affordable. Others live in areas where there is no cell phone service
at all. And still other children live in places where basic living
necessities outweigh the need for electronic technologies. There are
extreme differences in children’s opportunities and challenges for
learning with new technologies.
Therefore, in my talk I will discuss how to approach designing for
these diverse children. This talk is not about how to make mobile
technologies. It is about how to make BETTER mobile technologies for
the world’s children.
I will demonstrate some of our newest work at the Human-Computer
Interaction Lab in mobile collaboration and intergenerational mobile
storytelling. I will also suggest how these new mobile technologies
call for new approaches to design.
Speaker > Allison Druin is the Director of the Human-Computer
Interaction Lab (HCIL) and an Associate Professor in the University of
Maryland’s College of Information Studies and Institute for Advanced
Computer Studies. Her work includes: developing digital libraries for
children; designing technologies for families; and creating
collaborative storytelling technologies for the classroom.
Druin’s most active research is the International Children’s Digital
now the largest digital library in the world for children which she
and colleagues expanded to a non-profit foundation.
She is the author or editor of four books, and her most recent book
was published Spring 2009: Mobile Technology for Children (Morgan
She received her Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of New Mexico, her
M.S. in 1987 from the MIT Media Lab, and a B.F.A. in 1985 from Rhode
Island School of Design.
Sponsored By > Women in Human Computer Interaction Series, Women in
STEM Speaker Series, and Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB).
Link To Audio Available At
[ http://tinyurl.com/ykcvmbn ]
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