ZooDesign: Methods for Understanding and Facilitating Children's Education at Zoos

Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, Stuart Gray, Roosa Piitulainen

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference contributionScientificvertaisarvioitu

22 Lataukset (Pure)

Abstrakti

Zoos have been consistently popular with young visitors, helping educate children in animal conservation. However, zoos' typical strategies employ interactive signs and videos, which children largely ignore. In pursuit of new engagement methods, children were invited to design for animals via ZooDesign, a gamified imaginative design approach centred on an educational card and role-playing game, ZooDesign assists children in envisaging how animals can use technologies, by exploring their welfare needs and humans' involvement. Many children designed with the animals' well-being in mind. Analysis of their creations and role-play interviews revealed that the method constitutes a good process but not all designs were appropriate for use with animals. Furthermore, few designs included the children themselves; most emphasised zookeeper and researcher roles instead. Building on child-computer interaction methods for zoo-based education contexts, the research raises key questions involved in educating children about animals.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoProceedings of Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2021
KustantajaACM
Sivut204-215
Sivumäärä12
ISBN (elektroninen)9781450384520
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 24 kesäk. 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Interaction Design and Children - Virtual, Online, Kreikka
Kesto: 24 kesäk. 202130 kesäk. 2021
https://idc.acm.org/2021/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Interaction Design and Children
LyhennettäIDC
Maa/AlueKreikka
KaupunkiVirtual, Online
Ajanjakso24/06/202130/06/2021
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