Design principles for pre-school children's interactive TV

Joly Hulshof, Ana, Pemberton, L. and Griffiths, R. (2011) Design principles for pre-school children's interactive TV Universal Access in the Information Society . ISSN 1615-5297

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Abstract

Preschool children have increased access to media via a number of platforms, including digital interactive television. However, the viewing and interaction needs of this user group have not been extensively researched. The project reported in this paper investigates preschoolers’ interactions with a simulated interactive television set-up. The study involved the development of an electronic programme guide prototype and its empirical evaluation. This research was carried out with children in Brazil and in the United Kingdom, aged between three and four. The main issues that arose during the interaction with the prototype application are documented, and a list of design principles is presented to assist in the design of accessible preschool interactive television applications for this age group.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Inclusive digital television; Interactive design for children; Design principles
Subjects:G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G500 Information Systems
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1007/s10209-011-0263-7
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Interactive Technologies
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ID Code:9730
Deposited By:editor cmis
Deposited On:19 Jan 2012 14:29
Last Modified:11 May 2012 11:23

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