Evaluating Children s Interactive Products

Evaluating Children s Interactive Products
Author: Panos Markopoulos,Janet C Read,Stuart MacFarlane,Johanna Hoysniemi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-05-24
ISBN 10: 9780080558257
ISBN 13: 0080558259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Children s Interactive Products Book Review:

Evaluating Children's Interactive Products directly addresses the need to ensure that interactive products designed for children — whether toys, games, educational products, or websites — are safe, effective, and entertaining. It presents an essential background in child development and child psychology, particularly as they relate to technology; captures best practices for observing and surveying children, training evaluators, and capturing the child user experience using audio and visual technology; and examines ethical and legal issues involved in working with children and offers guidelines for effective risk management. Based on the authors' workshops, conference courses, and own design experience and research, this highly practical book reads like a handbook, while being thoroughly grounded in the latest research. Throughout, the authors illustrate techniques and principles with numerous mini case studies and highlight practical information in tips and exercises and conclude with three in-depth case studies. This book is recommended for usability experts, product developers, and researchers in the field. * Presents an essential background in child development and child psychology, particularly as they relate to technology. * Captures best practices for observing and surveying children, training evaluators, and capturing the child user experience using audio and visual technology. * Examines ethical and legal issues involved in working with children and offers guidelines for effective risk management.

Evaluating Children s Interactive Products

Evaluating Children s Interactive Products
Author: Panos Markopoulos
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann Pub
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780123741110
ISBN 13: 0123741114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Children s Interactive Products Book Review:

Examines the relationship between technology and children in context to child development as it looks at the ways in which children interact with technology, with helpful guidelines on how to evaluate interactive products designed for children, including how to include youngsters in an evaluation, the legal and ethical issues of using children in product testing, tips on how to observe and survey children, and how to train evaluators. Original. (Advanced)

Human Computer Interaction Interaction Platforms and Techniques

Human Computer Interaction  Interaction Platforms and Techniques
Author: Julie A. Jacko
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1256
Release: 2007-08-23
ISBN 10: 3540731075
ISBN 13: 9783540731078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Computer Interaction Interaction Platforms and Techniques Book Review:

Here is the second of a four-volume set that constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2007, held in Beijing, China, jointly with eight other thematically similar conferences. It covers graphical user interfaces and visualization, mobile devices and mobile interaction, virtual environments and 3D interaction, ubiquitous interaction, and emerging interactive technologies.

Social and Organizational Impacts of Emerging Mobile Devices Evaluating Use

Social and Organizational Impacts of Emerging Mobile Devices  Evaluating Use
Author: Lumsden, Joanna
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2012-02-29
ISBN 10: 1466601957
ISBN 13: 9781466601956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social and Organizational Impacts of Emerging Mobile Devices Evaluating Use Book Review:

"This book focuses on human-computer interaction related to the innovation and research in the design, evaluation, and use of innovative handheld, mobile, and wearable technologies in order to broaden the overall body of knowledge regarding such issue"--Provided by publisher.

Games User Research

Games User Research
Author: Miguel Angel Garcia-Ruiz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1498706428
ISBN 13: 9781498706421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Games User Research Book Review:

"Fundamentally, making games is designing with others, everyone contributing from different angles towards the best possible product. Conclusively, Garcia-Ruiz has chosen a collection of chapters that demonstrates several different aspects of working in gaming and working with others that stands to raise the level of expertise in the field." —Veronica Zammitto, Senior Lead Games User Research, Electronic Arts, Inc., from the Foreword Usability is about making a product easy to use while meeting the requirements of target users. Applied to video games, this means making the game accessible and enjoyable to the player. Video games with high usability are generally played efficiently and frequently while enjoying higher sales volumes. The case studies in this book present the latest interdisciplinary research and applications of games user research in determining and developing usability to improve the video game user experience at the human–computer interface level. Some of the areas examined include practical and ethical concerns in conducting usability testing with children, audio experiences in games, tangible and graphical game interfaces, controller testing, and business models in mobile gaming. Games User Research: A Case Study Approach provides a highly useful resource for researchers, practitioners, lecturers, and students in developing and applying methods for testing player usability as well as for conducting games user research. It gives the necessary theoretical and practical background for designing and conducting a test for usability with an eye toward modifying software interfaces to improve human–computer interaction between the player and the game.

The Wiley Handbook of Human Computer Interaction Set

The Wiley Handbook of Human Computer Interaction Set
Author: Kent Norman,Jurek Kirakowski
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 2017-12-28
ISBN 10: 1118977262
ISBN 13: 9781118977262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Handbook of Human Computer Interaction Set Book Review:

Once, human-computer interaction was limited to a privileged few. Today, our contact with computing technology is pervasive, ubiquitous, and global. Work and study is computer mediated, domestic and commercial systems are computerized, healthcare is being reinvented, navigation is interactive, and entertainment is computer generated. As technology has grown more powerful, so the field of human-computer interaction has responded with more sophisticated theories and methodologies. Bringing these developments together, The Wiley Handbook of Human-Computer Interaction explores the many and diverse aspects of human-computer interaction while maintaining an overall perspective regarding the value of human experience over technology.

Effective Prototyping with Excel

Effective Prototyping with Excel
Author: Nevin Berger,Michael Arent,Jonathan Arnowitz,Fred Sampson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-01-07
ISBN 10: 0080916716
ISBN 13: 9780080916712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Prototyping with Excel Book Review:

Although recognized as a key to the design process, prototyping often falls victim to budget cuts, deadlines, or lack of access to sophisticated tools. This can lead to sloppy and ineffective prototypes or the abandonment of them altogether. Rather than lose this important step, people are turning to Microsoft Excel® to create effective, simple, and inexpensive prototypes. Conveniently, the software is available to nearly everyone, and most are proficient in its basic functionality. Effective Prototyping with Excel offers how-to guidance on how everyone can use basic Excel skills to create prototypes - ranging from narrative wire frames to hi-fidelity prototypes. A wide array of software design problems and business demands are solved via practical step-by-step examples and illustrations. Step-by-step guide to prototyping with a simple and affordable tool nearly everyone already has on their desktop Quickly and easily allows web and software designers to explore usability, design alternatives, and test theories prior to starting production Perfect companion to Effective Prototyping for Software Makers - with the same author team and full-color treatment, useful case studies, and hands-on exercises

Interaction Design and Children

Interaction Design and Children
Author: Juan Pablo Hourcade
Publsiher: Now Publishers Inc
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1601981287
ISBN 13: 9781601981288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interaction Design and Children Book Review:

Interaction Design and Children surveys the research on children's cognitive and motor development, safety issues related to technologies and design methodologies and principles. It also provides an overview of current research trends in the field of interaction design and children and identifies challenges for future research.

International Law Concerning Child Civilians in Armed Conflict

International Law Concerning Child Civilians in Armed Conflict
Author: Jenny Kuper
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 283
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780198264859
ISBN 13: 0198264852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Law Concerning Child Civilians in Armed Conflict Book Review:

Each year, many thousands of child civilians are killed, injured, or otherwise physically and psychologically harmed as a result of armed conflicts. There is a considerable body of international law which aims to minimise the harm inflicted on these children, and yet it is little known, orobserved. This book is the first major international legal text to focus exclusively on child civilians. It addresses three main questions: (1) what are the precise rules incorporated in the pertinent body of law, and what are its implementation mechanisms? (2) how effective is it (with reference torecent conflicts involving Iraq) in helping to achieve some protection for child civilians? and (3) can it be rendered more effective? The book concludes by proposing a number of strategies to strengthen the impact of the applicable law. As the first detailed analysis of the surprisingly large bodyof law relevant to the treatment of child civilians, this book is an important contribution to a topical and highly charged human rights issue.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105211722678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2015-07-23
ISBN 10: 0309324882
ISBN 13: 9780309324885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 Book Review:

Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to continue to build the knowledge base in ways that will directly advance and inform future actions. The recommendations of this book provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the care and the education that children receive, and ultimately improve outcomes for children.

Evaluating the Church Growth Movement

Evaluating the Church Growth Movement
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 0310872154
ISBN 13: 9780310872153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating the Church Growth Movement Book Review:

Gaining form and momentum over the second half of the 20th century, the Church Growth movement has become an enormous shaping force on the Western church today. You may love it, you may hate it, but you can’t deny its impact. But what exactly is Church Growth? In what ways has the movement actually brought growth to the church, and how effective has it been in doing so? What are its strengths and weaknesses? This timely book addresses such questions. After providing a richly informative history and overview, it explores—in a first-ever roundtable of their leading voices—five main perspectives, both pro and con, on the classic Church Growth movement:• Effective Evangelism View (Elmer Towns)• Gospel in Our Culture View (Craig Van Gelder)• Centrist View (Charles Van Engen)• Reformist View (Gailyn Van Rheenan)• Renewal View (Howard Snyder)As in other Counterpoints books, each view is first presented by its proponent, then critiqued by his co-contributors. The book concludes with reflections by three seasoned pastors who have grappled with the practical implications of Church Growth.The interactive and fair-minded nature of the Counterpoints format allows the reader to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed, personal conclusions.The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Exploring Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

Early Childhood Assessment

Early Childhood Assessment
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments for Young Children
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2008-12-21
ISBN 10: 0309314429
ISBN 13: 9780309314428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Childhood Assessment Book Review:

The assessment of young children's development and learning has recently taken on new importance. Private and government organizations are developing programs to enhance the school readiness of all young children, especially children from economically disadvantaged homes and communities and children with special needs. Well-planned and effective assessment can inform teaching and program improvement, and contribute to better outcomes for children. This book affirms that assessments can make crucial contributions to the improvement of children's well-being, but only if they are well designed, implemented effectively, developed in the context of systematic planning, and are interpreted and used appropriately. Otherwise, assessment of children and programs can have negative consequences for both. The value of assessments therefore requires fundamental attention to their purpose and the design of the larger systems in which they are used. Early Childhood Assessment addresses these issues by identifying the important outcomes for children from birth to age 5 and the quality and purposes of different techniques and instruments for developmental assessments.

Eager to Learn

Eager to Learn
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Early Childhood Pedagogy
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2001-01-22
ISBN 10: 0309068363
ISBN 13: 9780309068369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eager to Learn Book Review:

Clearly babies come into the world remarkably receptive to its wonders. Their alertness to sights, sounds, and even abstract concepts makes them inquisitive explorers--and learners--every waking minute. Well before formal schooling begins, children's early experiences lay the foundations for their later social behavior, emotional regulation, and literacy. Yet, for a variety of reasons, far too little attention is given to the quality of these crucial years. Outmoded theories, outdated facts, and undersized budgets all play a part in the uneven quality of early childhood programs throughout our country. What will it take to provide better early education and care for our children between the ages of two and five? Eager to Learn explores this crucial question, synthesizing the newest research findings on how young children learn and the impact of early learning. Key discoveries in how young children learn are reviewed in language accessible to parents as well as educators: findings about the interplay of biology and environment, variations in learning among individuals and children from different social and economic groups, and the importance of health, safety, nutrition and interpersonal warmth to early learning. Perhaps most significant, the book documents how very early in life learning really begins. Valuable conclusions and recommendations are presented in the areas of the teacher-child relationship, the organization and content of curriculum, meeting the needs of those children most at risk of school failure, teacher preparation, assessment of teaching and learning, and more. The book discusses: Evidence for competing theories, models, and approaches in the field and a hard look at some day-to-day practices and activities generally used in preschool. The role of the teacher, the importance of peer interactions, and other relationships in the child's life. Learning needs of minority children, children with disabilities, and other special groups. Approaches to assessing young children's learning for the purposes of policy decisions, diagnosis of educational difficulties, and instructional planning. Preparation and continuing development of teachers. Eager to Learn presents a comprehensive, coherent picture of early childhood learning, along with a clear path toward improving this important stage of life for all children.

School Family and Community Partnerships

School  Family  and Community Partnerships
Author: Joyce L. Epstein,Mavis G. Sanders,Steven B. Sheldon,Beth S. Simon,Karen Clark Salinas,Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn,Frances L. Van Voorhis,Cecelia S. Martin,Brenda G. Thomas,Marsha D. Greenfeld,Darcy J. Hutchins,Kenyatta J. Williams
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-07-19
ISBN 10: 1506391354
ISBN 13: 9781506391359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

School Family and Community Partnerships Book Review:

Strengthen family and community engagement to promote equity and increase student success! When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students' education, more students succeed in school. Based on 30 years of research and fieldwork, this fourth edition of a bestseller provides tools and guidelines to use to develop more effective and equitable programs of family and community engagement. Written by a team of well-known experts, this foundational text demonstrates a proven approach to implement and sustain inclusive, goal-oriented programs. Readers will find: Many examples and vignettes Rubrics and checklists for implementation of plans CD-ROM complete with slides and notes for workshop presentations

User Interface Inspection Methods

User Interface Inspection Methods
Author: Chauncey Wilson
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2013-11-15
ISBN 10: 0124104487
ISBN 13: 9780124104488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

User Interface Inspection Methods Book Review:

User Interface Inspection Methods succinctly covers five inspection methods: heuristic evaluation, perspective-based user interface inspection, cognitive walkthrough, pluralistic walkthrough, and formal usability inspections. Heuristic evaluation is perhaps the best-known inspection method, requiring a group of evaluators to review a product against a set of general principles. The perspective-based user interface inspection is based on the principle that different perspectives will find different problems in a user interface. In the related persona-based inspection, colleagues assume the roles of personas and review the product based on the needs, background, tasks, and pain points of the different personas. The cognitive walkthrough focuses on ease of learning. Most of the inspection methods do not require users; the main exception is the pluralistic walkthrough, in which a user is invited to provide feedback while members of a product team listen, observe the user, and ask questions. After reading this book, you will be able to use these UI inspection methods with confidence and certainty.

Educational Research

Educational Research
Author: R. Burke Johnson,Larry Christensen
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN 10: 1483391620
ISBN 13: 9781483391625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educational Research Book Review:

Assuming no prior knowledge, Educational Research by R. Burke Johnson and Larry Christensen offers a comprehensive, easily digestible introductory research methods text for undergraduate and graduate students. Readers will develop an understanding of the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields; how to read and critically evaluate published research; and the ability to write a proposal, construct a questionnaire, and conduct an empirical research study on their own. Students rave about the clarity of this best seller and its usefulness for their studies, enabling them to become critical consumers and users of research.

How People Learn

How People Learn
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2000-08-11
ISBN 10: 0309131979
ISBN 13: 9780309131971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How People Learn Book Review:

First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

An Introduction to Childhood

An Introduction to Childhood
Author: Heather Montgomery
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-09-09
ISBN 10: 1444358251
ISBN 13: 9781444358254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Childhood Book Review:

In An Introduction to Childhood, Heather Montgomery examines the role children have played within anthropology, how they have been studied by anthropologists and how they have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs over the last one hundred and fifty years. Offers a comprehensive overview of childhood from an anthropological perspective Draws upon a wide range of examples and evidence from different geographical areas and belief systems Synthesizes existing literature on the anthropology of childhood, while providing a fresh perspective Engages students with illustrative ethnographies to illuminate key topics and themes

The Underachieving School

The Underachieving School
Author: John Holt
Publsiher: Sentient Publications
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 1591810388
ISBN 13: 9781591810384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underachieving School Book Review:

This is a collection of essays and articles written and compiled by John Holt, each brimming with inspiration and ideas on how to teach children. Taking into account how children actually learn, this book shows us the difference between learning and schooling through his original thinking; clear, thoughtful writing; and first-hand accounts of what does and doesnt work in education.