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Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

, Volume 17, Issue 8, pp 1663–1666 | Cite as

Evaluating interfaces with children

  • Kathryn Rounding
  • Kimberly Tee
  • Xiaomin Wu
  • Cheng Guo
  • Edward Tse
Original Article

Abstract

Children are very different from adults—they have developing motor skills, limited reach, short attention spans, limited exposure to traditional user interfaces and social protocols. How do we evaluate user interfaces for children? In this paper, we present four evaluative techniques that we have successfully used with children.

Keywords

Learning Evaluation Children Usability testing Stations 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn Rounding
    • 1
  • Kimberly Tee
    • 1
  • Xiaomin Wu
    • 1
  • Cheng Guo
    • 1
  • Edward Tse
    • 1
  1. 1.SMART TechnologiesCalgaryCanada

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