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Design implications from Cognitive Event Analysis: A case study of digitally mediated interaction in autistic children

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450366908
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameIDC '19


A key question is how technologies can influence social interaction in autistic children, and how opportunities for interaction can embedded into design. Here, we present observations from video recordings of autistic children playing with different technological interfaces and use cognitive event analysis (CEA) to identify instances of child-led interactions. Artefacts which fostered interaction include i) visual prompts for collaboration, ii) multi-media feedback, and iii) expansion of opportunities through tangible interactions.

    Research areas

  • autism, child-computer interaction, event analysis, social interaction, social play

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