Medium for children's creativity: A case study of artifact's influence

Nanna Borum, Kasper Kristensen, Eva Petersson Brooks, Anthony Lewis Brooks

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Abstract

This paper reports on an exploratory study that investigates 16 elementary school children's interaction with two different mediums for creativity, LEGO® bricks and paper collages, drawing on the previous creativity assessment test carried out by Amabile [1]. The study is based in a playful learning theoretical framework that is reflected in the means for analyzing the video material inspired by Price, Rogers, Scaife, Stanton and Neale [2]. The findings showed that the children explored the two mediums to the same degree, but that they were more structured in their planning and division on labor when working with LEGO bricks. It was also evident that the children assigned preconceived affordances to the two mediums. The results from this study should feed into to a technology enhanced playful learning environment and these are the initial steps in the design process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction : Universal Access to Information and Knowledge - 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Proceedings
Number of pages12
PublisherSpringer VS
Publication date1. Jan 2014
EditionPART 2
Pages233-244
ISBN (Print)9783319074399
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jan 2014
Event8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014 - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 22. Jun 201427. Jun 2014

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period22/06/201427/06/2014
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8514 LNCS
ISSN0302-9743

Keywords

  • Artifacts
  • Creativity
  • Play
  • Playful Learning
  • Technology Enhanced Learning

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