Understanding Kids: Designing Interactive Media for Children

Understanding Kids Designing Interactive Media for Children Today s children are typically techno savvy than adults and they re expecting and sophisticated interactive products Web opens up unprecedented possibilities in the realm of interactive media for

  • Title: Understanding Kids: Designing Interactive Media for Children
  • Author: Mark Schlichting
  • ISBN: 9780123838704
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • Today s children are typically techno savvy than adults, and they re expecting and sophisticated interactive products Web 2.0 opens up unprecedented possibilities in the realm of interactive media for children including virtual worlds, flexible and evolving avatars, social networks, end user programs, mobile applications, educational applications, and intToday s children are typically techno savvy than adults, and they re expecting and sophisticated interactive products Web 2.0 opens up unprecedented possibilities in the realm of interactive media for children including virtual worlds, flexible and evolving avatars, social networks, end user programs, mobile applications, educational applications, and internet games UX designers are the ones who create these products and plenty of literature exists on general UX design, but so little addresses children s design in depth Decades of research prove that children use and engage with technology differently than adults Conversely, there is a great deal of academic and research based literature on children s design, but it offers little applicable guidance The market needs a practical book for UX practitioners who are facing the unique design challenges inherent in designing for children including age considerations, gender, what keeps kids engaged for the booming Web 2.0 era Designing Interactive Media for Children written by a practitioner for practitioners fills this hole in the market.

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