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11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children IDC in Bremen-

June 10th, 2012 by Daniela Reimann

The 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children IDC will take place over 12-15 June in Bremen – here is some information:

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

www.dimeb.de/idc2012

“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

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CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
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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 backgrounds.

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 technologies.
Further, when designing digital media for and with children, the diversity 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
work.” (via Bernd Robben)

On 13 June, the workshop session on “Digital Fabrication for Educational Contexts” takes place.

You might as well be interested in the FabEducation events and exhibitions to take place 15-17 June: “The new generation of creative and technophilic young talents represents one of the location factors of metropolitan regions and is a prerequisite of the development of future innovations.Not least because of this has the difficulty in finding young talent in the MINT- disciplines as well as the safeguarding of skilled labour become a major issue of current interest”

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