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Mobile Collaboration: Collaboratively Reading and Creating Children's Stories on Mobile Devices
IDC '10 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (2010)
  • Jerry Alan Fails, Montclair State University
  • Allison Druin, University of Maryland
  • Mona Leigh Guha, University of Maryland
Abstract
This paper discusses design iterations of Mobile Stories - a mobile technology that empowers children to collaboratively read and create stories. We present the design and discuss the impact of different collocated collaborative configurations for mobile devices including:content splitting and space sharing. We share design experiences that illustrate how Mobile Stories supports collaboration and mobility, and identify how the collocated collaborative configurations are best suited for reading and sharing tasks. We also identify how creative tasks foster more mobility and dynamic interactions between collaborators.
Keywords
  • children,
  • mobile devices,
  • collaboration,
  • collaborative configurations,
  • constructionism,
  • narrative systems
Disciplines
Publication Date
2010
Editor
Narcís Parés and Miquel Oliver
Publisher
Association of Computing Machinery
ISBN
9781605589510
DOI
10.1145/1810543.1810547
Citation Information
Jerry Alan Fails, Allison Druin and Mona Leigh Guha. "Mobile Collaboration: Collaboratively Reading and Creating Children's Stories on Mobile Devices" New YorkIDC '10 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (2010) p. 20 - 29
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jerry-fails/21/