TeddIR: tangible information retrieval for children


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Bos, Wim and Jansen, Michel and Vet van der, Paul and Huibers, Theo and Hiemstra, Djoerd (2010) TeddIR: tangible information retrieval for children. In: 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2010, 9-12 June 2010, Barcelona, Spain.

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Abstract:Despite several efforts to make search engines more childfriendly, children still have trouble using systems that require keyboard input. We present TeddIR: a system using a tangible interface that allows children to search for books by placing tangible figurines and books they like/dislike in a green/red box, causing relevant results to be shown on a display. This way, issues with spelling and query formulation are avoided. A fully functional prototype was built and evaluated with children aged 6–8 at a primary school. The children understood TeddIR to a large extent and enjoyed the playful interaction.
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Official URL:http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1810543.1810592
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