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Sabrina Wilske <[log in to unmask]>
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   IDC 2012 Call for Participation
Call for: 
Early Bird Rates until April, 30th 2012
Regular Registration until May, 29th 2012 

The 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
In cooperation with the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
12-15 June 2012, Bremen, Germany

The program of the IDC 2012 comprises a complete spectrum of events and sessions, exploring all fields in all aspects:
Workshops on cutting edge technologies such as digital fabrication and interactive technologies for children with special needs.
Two prestigious keynote speakers will provide a new perspective on issues of children's socialisation to media from early on:

Keynote Speakers (confirmed):
Dr Shakuntala Banaji, The London School of Economics and Political Science
"Beyond Wild Dreams and High-Tech Fetishes: Learning about Media from Children in the Global South
Matthias Körnich, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Commissioning Editor  - Children and Family Programs
 "Exploring the world with the mouse - A model for children's media"

An excursion to the German Emigration Centre with special talk on migration
A panel of experts with debate the issue of interaction for children in the context of digital inclusion 
And of course short paper poster sessions as well as demos
The sessions present new insights on Designing with Children,  Experience Systems, Learning and Design Contexts, Interactive Technology for Algorithmic Thinking, 
Learning through Embodiment, Digital Story Telling and Evaluation

Modern technologies are changing the way children play, learn, and live.
New technologies have the potential to enhance communication,
collaboration, creativity, and reflective thinking among children.
As in prior conferences, IDC 2012 continues the IDC tradition aiming/to
understand children's needs and how to design for them, by presenting
and discussing the most innovative research in the field of
interaction design for children, by exhibiting the most recent
developments in design and design methodologies, and by gathering the
leading minds in the field of interaction design for children./
As special themes, IDC 2012 would like to discuss childrens' needs
under the perspectives of pedagogical aspects in theory and
practise as well as children from diverse cultural
The design of digital and physical tools for
children can benefit greatly from considering insights and knowledge
based on educational  theories. These
theories can also inform the choices that have to be made regarding
the learning settings and environments for the application of digital
Further, when designing digital media for and with children, thediversity
of children should always be kept in mind. The encounter of children
of different cultural backgrounds as a consequence of migration is a
source of chances but also problems. New technologies can be used for
addressing potential problems and creating new opportunities related
to cultural diversity. This also includes the specific requirements
of young people in developing countries.
We would like to invite researchers to reflect upon methods, concepts,
new technology, evaluation, and theoretical or practical issues
concerning technology and children. We further ask authors to
explicitly reflect on the purpose and the underlying values of their

Sabrina Wilske
Digital media in education
University Bremen,
Bibliothekstr. 1,
D-28359 Bremen
Tel.:   +49-(0)421-218-64367
Fax:    +49-(0)421-218-4269

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