Exploring ambient sound techniques in the design of responsive environments for children

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Droumeva, Milena; Antle, Alissa, & Wakkary, Ron. (2007). Exploring ambient sound techniques in the design of responsive environments for children. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI '07), 171-178. doi:10.1145/1226969.1227005

Date created: 
2007
Keywords: 
Children
Sound feedback
Interaction
Responsive environments
Participatory design
Collaboration
Abstract: 

This paper describes the theoretical framework, design, implementation and results from an exploratory informant workshop that examines an alternative approach to sound feedback in the design of responsive environments for children. This workshop offers preliminary directions and models for using intensity-based ambient sound display in the design of interactive learning environments for children that offer assistance in task-oriented activities. We see the value of this research in developing a more cohesive and ecological model for use of audio feedback in the design of embedded interactions for children. The approach presented here takes the design of multi-modal feedback beyond being experiential, to one that supports learning and problem solving.

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English
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Article
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