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Child-Computer Interaction Featured Community (HCI for Kids)

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Important Dates

Message from the Chairs

The Child Computer Interaction Community is keen to promote and support high quality research and discussion in the areas around the design and evaluation of interactive technologies for children. For CHI2012 we are holding three special community sessions to encourage us all in our work.

The first of these is the 'Postcard' session. This is a poster session with a difference - instead of bringing a poster of your work, you bring a postcard (or several) in a walking outdoor activity (we expect Texas to be balmy) we will take a stroll towards a bar / cafe with our postcards in hand and will change conversations every few minutes so that you all get to meet and talk with many people about their (and your) work. To submit to this track you need to send in a postcard and a one page summary.

The second event is a rerun of the well-received IDC remixed event. In keeping with the CHI tradition of running new things for three years - we see this as one of a series. To submit to this track you will need to reflect on a paper that has influenced you in IDC and present your reflections during an oral session. Submissions will be in paper form - more details to follow.

Finally we are looking for a course for the community in the area of child development. We expect that there will be courses suggested for CHI2012 on design and evaluation but would like to encourage applications for a child development course. If you would like to discuss this with one of the chairs, please contact us.

Janet C Read, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Panos Markopoulos, Eindhoven University of Technology
Allison Druin, University of Maryland