Little fingers on the tabletop: A usability evaluation in the Kindergarten

Evi Indriasari Mansor, Antonella De Angeli, Oscar De Bruijn

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Abstract

This paper presents selected results from an experimental study designed to compare fantasy play in a virtual and physical setting. Twenty-two children (aged 3 and 4) played in same-sex dyads with a real wooden tree house and its virtual implementation on a DiamondTouch tabletop. The study evinced several problems in the interaction with the tabletop as children often struggled to drag the objects displayed on the surface. An error analysis is presented and results are used to propose guidelines for improving the use of DiamondTouch tabletops by young children. © 2008 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human Computer System, TABLETOP 2008|IEEE Int. Workshop Horizontal Interact. Hum. Comput. Syst., TABLETOP
Place of PublicationIEEE Explore Digital Library
PublisherIEEE
Pages93-96
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781424428984
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human Computer System, TABLETOP 2008 - Amsterdam
Duration: 1 Jul 2008 → …

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human Computer System, TABLETOP 2008
CityAmsterdam
Period1/07/08 → …

Keywords

  • computer games
  • DiamondTouch tabletop
  • error analysis
  • fantasy play
  • kindergarten
  • physical setting
  • usability evaluation
  • virtual reality
  • virtual setting

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