The iRead project is proud to sponsor the Interaction Design and Children conference this year!

The IDC conference is an international event that has been running since 2003. It is partly sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and it attracts an interdisciplinary group of researchers in academia and industry who focus on child-computer interaction from across design, HCI, learning sciences and computer science. The IDC conference audience are all concerned with how to design and understand the impact of digital technologies for children with children’s learning featuring as a central theme in the conference.

Over the years published papers have focused on methods for co-design and ethics, games for learning, literacy and storytelling, collaborative learning, special education needs, coding and making, robot-child interaction, virtual/augmented reality. 

The iRead team are pleased to be involved in a number of ways this year, including supporting the conference through sponsorship, co-organising a workshop on personalised learning, and demoing both the Amigo reader and Navigo game within the demos and industry event track. iRead researcher Seray Ibrahim will be presenting work on using design tools to inform perspectives on technology design for disability, and the conference will be co-chaired by our very own project PI, Mina Vasalou!

A full schedule of the conference programme is available on the IDC website. Attendees can also find out about how to register for the conference as well as how to take part in the pre-conference workshops and courses.

With the virtual move of the conference this year, we are looking forward to many opportunities for sharing information about the project and connecting with researchers and industry practitioners through the many different online events that are planned!


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