6th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
June 6-8, 2007, Aalborg, Denmark

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The increased focus on children's role in the design and evaluation of interactive technologies has provided several interesting research studies and results. Currently, we are aware of the fact that children have been characterized as not just short adults, but as independent individuals with their own strong opinions, needs, likes, and dislikes, and they should be treated as such. Several studies have focused on children in educational or training settings; this has been natural as children often encounter and use information technology in schools. Thus, children have often participated as future end-users of educational or edutainment technologies.

To address emerging research and development, IDC 2007 will look for papers, demonstrations, posters that may include at least one of the following broad areas:

  • Emerging technologies for children (e.g., innovative educational simulations, online games, accessible fabrication devices, mobile communications devices, wireless embedded technologies, sensors and actuators, "smart" materials, authoring/programming tools)

  • The impact these technologies can have on children's lives (e.g., in schools, at home, in public spaces)

  • New research methods which give children a voice in the design, development, and evaluation processes (e.g., participatory design methods, usability testing, etc.)

Please refer to the call for papers

This conference builds on the successes and high standards of the previous IDC conferences (IDC 2006 in Tampere, Finland, IDC 2005 in Boulder, USA, IDC 2004 in Maryland, USA, IDC 2003 in Preston, UK and IDC 2002 in Eindhoven,the Netherlands ). It is our goal for IDC 2007 to continue to support this strong international community of researchers, educators, and industry professionals concerned with interaction design and children.

April 12, 2007:
The programme is now available and includes 13 long papers, 14 short papers, 7 posters, and 3 demos (more information).

March 29, 2007:
We are still considering bids for IDC2008 (more information).

March 16, 2007:
Registration now open! Early bird deadline is April 22, 2007.

March 13, 2007:
The conference will be held in the old customs building in the city centre of Aalborg. (more information) (see map)

March 6, 2007:
Extended deadline for Doctoral Consortium submissions. (more information).

February 23, 2007:
13 long papers have been accepted for IDC2007 (see list).

February 5, 2007:
Doctoral Consortium at IDC2007: Call for participation (more information).

January 12, 2007:
We are happy to announce that keynotes at IDC2007 will be
Mark William Hansen,
LEGO and Mitchel Resnick, MIT Medialab.

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Important deadlines:
Submission deadlines:
Full papers: January 19, 2007
Short papers: March 5, 2007
Poster and demos: March 5, 2007
Notification deadlines:
Full papers: February 23, 2007
Short papers: March 30, 2007
Poster and demos: March 30, 2007
Camera-ready deadlines:
Full papers: March 16, 2007
Short papers: April 16, 2007
Poster and demos: April 16, 2007
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