Embodiment as a means for scaffolding young childrenʼs social skill acquisition

G. Rajendran, K. Porayska-Pomsta, S. Bernardini

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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the notion of embodiment in the context of the ECHOES project, which aims at developing a multi-modal interactive environment for scaffolding young typically developing (TD) children and children with Asperger Syndrome (AS) in acquiring social interaction skills. Whilst, our approach to embodiment is in line with the current HCI trends, the pedagogical nature of ECHOES and the specific target users pose unusual challenges to the design and implementation of embodied interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children - Como, Italy
Duration: 3 Jun 20095 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
CityComo, Italy
Period3/06/095/06/09

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Keywords

  • embodiment
  • social interaction
  • autism
  • emergent narratives
  • modes of interaction

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Rajendran, G., Porayska-Pomsta, K., & Bernardini, S. (2009). Embodiment as a means for scaffolding young childrenʼs social skill acquisition. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Como, Italy, .