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Title: How to measure the likeability of tangible interaction with preschoolers
Authors: Zaman, Bieke
Vanden Abeele, V.
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Infotec Nederland
Host Document: CHI Nederland pages:57-59
Conference: CHI location:Eindhoven, Netherlands date:June 2007
Abstract: We argue that user research on Tangible Interaction, especially in
combination with children, lacks sound experimental validation
on whether it is really the ‘tangible’ interaction that is causing the
positive effects. In order to advance the field of Tangible
Interaction, there is a need to move on to more controlled
experiments that allow to test, refine or reject premises that are
put forward by exploratory research. Consequently, we report on
an experimental study of Tangible Interaction. We put 36
preschoolers to the test and asked them to play a game, either via
a keyboard or via a Tangible Interface. We measured the joy-ofuse
or ‘likeability’, a typical domain that is supposed to be
improved by Tangible Interaction. In this research paper, we
report on how to measure ‘likeability’, with a special focus on
adapting an experimental research design for four- to six-yearolds.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Institute for Media Studies

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