Welcome to IDC 2006 conference website!
In today's schools, homes, and public spaces, children are becoming frequent and experienced users of technology. As this trend continues, it is increasingly important to understand both the needs of children and the nature of technological design for young people. With this in mind, the IDC conference focuses on addressing the challenges of interaction design for children. We also explore the opportunities that new technologies afford -- and the impact that those technologies have -- in the everyday lives of young people.
To address emerging research and development, IDC 2006 will look for papers, demonstrations, posters that may include at least one of the following broad areas:
Emerging technologies for children (e.g., innovative educational simulations, online games, accessible fabrication devices, mobile communications devices, wireless embedded technologies, sensors and actuators, "smart" materials, authoring/programming tools)
The impact these technologies can have on children's lives (e.g., in schools, at home, in public spaces)
New research methods which give children a voice in the design, development, and evaluation processes (e.g., participatory design methods, usability testing, etc.)
This conference builds on the successes and high standards of the previous IDC conferences (IDC 2005 in Boulder, USA, IDC 2004 in Maryland, USA, IDC 2003 in Preston, UK and IDC 2002 in Eindhoven,the Netherlands ). It is our goal for IDC 2006 to continue to support this strong international community of researchers, educators, and industry professionals concerned with interaction design and children.
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Last updated May 3, 2006