Tangible programming for children: State of the art, classification and opportunities

Julie Henry, Antoine Bodart, Bruno Dumas

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Abstract

This article presents a study of the tangible devices supporting children (aged 2 to 12) in their learning of basic programming concepts. Twenty devices are examined through two perspectives: Fishkin's taxonomy and an original classification from the authors. The latter focuses on two aspects: didactics, by trying to identify the concepts implemented by the child, and the interaction modalities made available to a child to communicate and interact with the device. Innovation tracks in terms of interaction design are suggested and opportunities to continue this study, particularly with regard to the assimilation of concepts by the child, are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIHM 2018 - Actes de la 30ieme Conference Francophone sur l''Interaction Homme-Machine
PublisherACM Press
Pages241-249
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351096
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2018
EventIHM 2018: Conférence francophone sur l'interaction homme-machine - Brest, France
Duration: 23 Oct 201826 Oct 2018
https://ihm2018.afihm.org/

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NameIHM 2018 - Actes de la 30ieme Conference Francophone sur l''Interaction Homme-Machine

Conference

ConferenceIHM 2018
Abbreviated titleIHM
CountryFrance
CityBrest
Period23/10/1826/10/18
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Keywords

  • Children
  • Classification of Learning Aid Tools
  • Fishkin's Taxonomy
  • Programming Education
  • TUI
  • Tangible

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    Henry, J., Bodart, A., & Dumas, B. (2018). Tangible programming for children: State of the art, classification and opportunities. In IHM 2018 - Actes de la 30ieme Conference Francophone sur l''Interaction Homme-Machine (pp. 241-249). (IHM 2018 - Actes de la 30ieme Conference Francophone sur l''Interaction Homme-Machine). ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/3286689.3286711