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Olof Torgersson <[log in to unmask]>
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Curriculum or Not  Show Us How You Teach Interaction Design and Children! 
Half-day workshop at IDC 2014, June 17th in Aarhus, Denmark

NOTIFICATION: April 25, 2014
There is a growing awareness of the needs of children, but so far there has been less focus on developing teaching modules for design methods and practices aiming at covering their needs. However, 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. 
Therefore, the workshop intends to bring together educators, researchers, designers, and practitioners with the  overall aim to find ways to initiate discussions on an emerging interaction design curriculum with a specific focus on children.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

-       experiences from teaching IDC
-       best teaching practices/ methods
-       essential topics/ literature /exercises / methods to include in IDC teaching
-       an IDC curriculum, what is that?

Researchers, practitioners, educators and designers from different disciplines involved and interested in designing for and with children, both practically and methodology wise, are welcome. We will consider the scope of issues that might arise when teaching IDC by asking workshop participants to draw on their individual experiences to present a case study or teaching methodology relating to the design of digital technologies (product or service) with children.

Interested participants are invited to prepare a ten minute informal presentation describing both theoretically and practically their best teaching method for a specific user group and a case where it has been practiced. The presentations will be gathered and distributed among the participants, so that each participant will return home with several new teaching materials. 

We invite the submission of 2-4 page position papers offering perspectives on the workshop topics using the ACM CHI Extended abstract format. In the position papers authors are encouraged to include descriptions of their teaching or techniques they have used or are planning to use in teaching as well as their expectations of the workshop and the specific topics they would like to discuss. 

The submission should be sent to the workshop using the Easy Chair system: no later than April 20 2014.  The position papers will be published on the workshop web 

Authors will be notified of acceptance by April 25. At least one author of each accepted paper needs to register for the workshop. Please note that it is the policy of IDC2014 that all workshop participants must register for both the workshop and for the main conference.

The workshop is part of the DEVICE project which is funded by the European Union within the Lifelong Learning program  Action for multiple beneficiaries,  

More details to be found on the workshop website:

For any further information on the workshop please contact:
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