Analyzing Interaction Techniques Using Mouse and Keyboard for Preschool Children

  • Bettina Grünzweil
  • Michael Haller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5889)


Nowadays, even very young children begin to use software applications – mostly playing games. Not surprisingly, both skills and abilities of preschool children differ not only from adults, but also from older children. In this paper, we analyzed preschool children in the kindergarten to show the most effective ways of interacting with an application. In contrast to related work, we mainly focus on how preschool children interact with applications using various interaction metaphors and devices.


Preschool Children Interaction Mouse Performance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bettina Grünzweil
    • 1
  • Michael Haller
    • 1
  1. 1.Media Interaction LabUpper Austria University of Applied SciencesHagenberg(Austria/Europe)

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