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TeddIR: tangible information retrieval for children

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TeddIR: tangible information retrieval for children
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. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.3 Information Storage and Retrieval: Information Search and Retrieval; H.5.2 Information Interfaces and Presentation: User Interfaces General Terms Human Factors Keywords Tangible User Interfaces, Children, Information Retrieval
Michel Jansen, Wim Bos, Paul E. van der Vet, Theo
Added 15 Aug 2010
Updated 15 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ACMIDC
Authors Michel Jansen, Wim Bos, Paul E. van der Vet, Theo W. C. Huibers, Djoerd Hiemstra
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