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International conference on ‘Designing for children' with focus on 'play + learn'

Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th of February 2010, Venue: IDC, IIT Bombay

All the accepted papers and posters are alphabetically shorted by authors name:



The following are the accepted papers for presentation during the conference:

Learning and Children:
At School with Design - Early Explorations in Introducing Design in the Curriculum at The School, Krishnamurti Foundation of India (KFI), Chennai: click here........... (59.3 kb)
Aarti Kawlra, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India: Deepa Kamath, Graphic Design Consultant, Chennai & Mumbai

Child Development and Creativity:
SoulCollage® for Children: Process art as a pathway to creativity: click here.......... (179 kb)
Adele Bass, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, USA

Special Needs and Children:
Tinqüe- Electronic equipment for education relief Subtitle: A new proposal to
click here.......... (1502 kb)
Adriana, Trentin, Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Brazil, adritrentin@yahoo.com.br

Toys and Children:
Designing Games for Children: click here........... (726 kb)
Ajith Kumar G, Funskool India Limited, ajith@funskool.co.in

Human Centered Design:
Design for the Youngest: click here........... (253 kb)
Alma Leora Culén, University of Oslo, Group for Design of Information Systems, Oslo, Norway

Harnessing a Child’s Love of Play:Examples from Sesame Workshop India’s Community Outreach Initiatives: click here........... (1120 kb)
Ameena Batada, Sesame Workshop India, New Delhi, India

Toy design:
Educative creativity and playful interactions. How toys and products focussed on children's imagination help in developing free thinking and identity: click here........... (1949 kb)
Amélie Labarthe, THE SMTHS lab, London, United Kingdom, krumpligirl@gmail.com
Matteo Oliverio, THE SMTHS lab, London, United Kingdom, hellosmth@gmail.com

Play and learn:
Natural Play and Learn-A Morphological Analysis: click here........... (79 kb)
Ananthavalli Ramesh and Medha Satish Kumar, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Environmental Design:
Design of Play Spaces in the Context of Modern Dwellings: click here........... (204 kb)
Anirudh Natuu and Shetall Natuu, Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune, India

Game play and Storytelling:
Amazing India – A State-by-State Guide Challenges in designing an informative
book for children:
click here........... (7333 kb)
Anita Vachharajani, Freelance writer, and Amit Vachharajani, Film maker, Mumbai, India

Interactive Multimedia Installation:
Around the World with Haba: Learning Different Cultures through
Music and Movement:
click here........... (5730 kb)
Anuja Joshi, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, USA

Learning Design Process:
You Design It: A Self Directed Design Workshop for Children:click here........... (283 kb)
Bryan Howell, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

Interaction Design:
Dilus – Electronic product of aid at the social interaction, entertainment and continuity of school
activities at a distance:
click here........... (554 kb)
Bruno Oro de Abreu, Univali, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil, bruno@designoclock.com.br

Child Development:
Creativity Matters: Embedding Creative Practices in Early Years Education: click here....... (455 kb)
Corey China and Denise Rocca, Engine Room, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom

Visual Thinking:
Character based Learning through Allegories of Information: click here........... (310 kb)
An Investigation into the Use of Drawing as a Collaborative and Investigative tool for Exploring Concepts and Knowledge in Primary School Age Children- A Case Study
D. McCannon, North Wales School of Art at Glyndwr University, UK

Interactive Media:
Encourage Children in Jordan to read printed books by using digital media: click here........... (20.2 kb)
Dima Jurf and Patrick Allen, School of Computing, Informatics and Media, Bradford University, UK

Design Learning:
Naïve Designers: A Study Describing Indian Middle School Students’ Creative Design Solutions to a Real-World Problem: click here........... (161 kb)
Farhat Ara, Chitra Natarajan and Sugra Chunawala, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), Mumbai, India

Play and learn:
An Analysis of Children’s Outdoor Activities and their Relationship to Play and Learning
for Sustainability:
click here........... (319 kb)
F. K. Wood, F. S. Bruce and S Baxter, Centre for the Study of Natural Design, University of Dundee, UK

Product Design:
Design Issues in Serious Games for Children’s Learning: click here........... (321 kb)
G. M. Mejía, Universidad de Caldas, Colombia, mauriciomejia@disenovisual.com, F. C. Londoño, Universidad de Caldas, Colombia, felipecl@ucaldas.edu.co

Child Development:
The role of toys in early childhood: click here........... (406 kb)
Gayatri Menon, Toy and Game design program, National Institute of Design, India

Environmental Design:
Children’s Environment - Focus on play and learn: click here........... (268 kb)
Gedela Vidya, Srujanavani Voluntary Association, India, info@srujanavani.org, Shaik Basheer, Srujanavani Voluntary Association, India, basheer.sk@srujanavani.org.

Reading room for Children:
Aata Paata Horaata: A Learning Ecosystem: click here........... (1362 kb)
Geetha Narayanan, Kinnari Thakker, Dipti Sonawane,Palash Mukhopadhyay and Gabriel Harp, Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bengaluru, India

Aesthetic Experience:
Drawing with Fun: What We Can Learn From the Children: click here........... (116 kb)
Hanayanti Hafit, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia and
Fariza Hanis Abdul Razak, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Selangor, Malaysia

School and Learning:
Complete Education - Addressing Social Issues using the Visual Language as
the Medium:
click here........... (1696 kb)
Indrani De Parker, Communication Designer, Design Educator, IILM School of Design, Gurgaon, India

Special Needs:
Primacy of human centric design in the development of an educational toy for visually challenged children: A case study: click here........... (936 kb)
Jayakumar, M, M. S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India

Environmental Design:
Hungry World A Multi-Modal Science Education System: click here........ (332 kb)
Jenny Liang, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, United States, jenny@jennyliang.com

Learning Play Connected:
The cognitive space of Indigenous children: A natural way of awakening the senses and the cognitive tools: click here........ (38 kb)
Jinan.k.b, Kumbham, Kerala, India

Design of Built Environment:
Interventions in Cognitive Education: Kid Architecture: click here........... (63.7 kb)
Jon Daniel Davey and Michael Brazley, School of Architecture, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois USA

Involvement and Learning:
A different perspective towards “Teaching & Learning” - Need to create
‘Thinkers’ who ‘Do’:
click here........... (466 kb)
Kanaka Ananth, DJ Academy of Design, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India and Bindhu Madhu, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Collaborative Art with Children:
Active art/design: case studies from public art projects with children in
Queensland, Australia:
click here........... (365 kb)
Kevin Todd, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Toys for rehabilitation:
Designing Toys and Technologies for Rehabilitation: click here........... (420 kb)
Khipra Nichols, Industrial design, Rhode Island School of Design Providence Rhode Island, USA and J.J. Trey Crisco, Department of Orthopedics, Brown Medical School, Professor of Engineering (Research) Brown University, Providence Rhode Island, USA

Interaction Design:
The affection of cursor frozen time to children’s mouse interface: click here........... (498 kb)
KwanMyung Kim, Sunkyu Choi and Kun-Pyo Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Environmental Design:
Ethnography study to improve a children library called ‘Miracle library’: click here........... (189 kb)
KwanMyung Kim, Sohyun Kim, Yoonhee Kim and Youn-kyung LimKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea; Mathieu Keizer, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherland

Children as Designers:
Children Leading the Way as Designers: click here........... (65.9 kb)
Laura Chessin, Faculty, Department of Graphic Design, School of the Arts. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA

Architecture for Children:
From past heritage to innovation in architecture for Nursery and Kindergarten in
the Italian experience:
click here........... (3456 kb)
Lucente Roberta and Recchia Ida, University of Calabria, Italy

Interactive Design:
Hands-on Learning - The Agastya Experiment: click here........... (1257 kb)
M.Shivakumar, Agastya International Foundation, Bangalore, India

Designing for Special Needs:
Designing Technology for Special Children: click here........... (1437 kb)
Manisha Mohan, Tata Interactive Systems, Mumbai, India

Game play and Storytelling:
Food Force II: Community Learning through Storytelling: click here........... (194 kb)
Manu Sheel Gupta and Vijit Singh, SEETA organization (Software for Entertainment, Education and Training Activities), New Delhi

e-learning and children:
Developing Mathematical Concepts for E- learning by Engaging Multiple Intelligences: a proposal for a new framework –CRIB: click here........... (294 kb)
Manuj Dhariwal and Pradeep Yammiyavar, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Computers and Children:
A Case for Reading and Writing on a Classmate PC: click here........... (907 kb)
Mayank Sharma, Intel Corporation, Oregon, USA: Tabita Abraham, HumanFactors International, Bangalore,India: Russell Beauregard, Intel Corporation, Oregon, USA

Child's environment:
The Chameleon Playhouse: click here........... (2221 kb)
Milagros Zingoni, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Arizona State University, USA

Learning Architecture and Children:
Designing an architecture educational package for children: click here........... (431 kb)
Mohammad Razzaghi, University of Art, Tehran, Iran and Azadeh Bayat, Tehran, Iran

Toy Design:
Toy Designs: Whose Choice Matters - Children’s or Parents’ : click here........... (1003 kb)
Mohsen Jaafarnia and Pradeep Yammiyavar, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Participatory Culture for Social Change:
Leveraging the Power of Participatory Culture for Awareness among
Street Children:
click here........... (427 kb)
Mydhili Bayyapunedi, Google India Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India

Designing for Children:
Banknote Design and Children: click here........... (821 kb)
N. Krishnaswamy, Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited, West Bengal, India

Robotic Toys and children:
Visual Programming Application for Children to program Robotic Toys: click here........... (1554 kb)
Nikhil Karwall, Design Consultant, Mumbai, India

Children as Storytellers:
‘Homing’ in with Stories: click here........... (357 kb)
Nina Sabnani, Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, India

Play Therapy:
Overcoming Selective Mutism: Play Now…Talk Later!: click here........... (64.2 kb)
P.M. Bork, Faculty of Education, Brock University, Canada

Toy Design:
Experience Designing toys with social values in the south of chile: click here........... (38.3 kb)
Paulina Pilar Contreras Correa, Facultad de Diseño, Universidad del Desarrollo and Fundación Trabajo Para un Hermano, Concepción, Chile

School and Learning:
The Process and not the Product: Designing with Children: click here........... (37 kb)
Peggy Mohan, Vasant Valley School, New Delhi, India

Physical Interaction:
An Interactive Floor: For the playful learning experience of children
through stories:
click here........... (286 kb)
Pranav Gupta and Ruchika Sarda, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

Reading room for Children:
Design and Delivery of an Experiential Learning Model for Children: click here........... (185 kb)
Priya Srinivasan, The Pomegranate Workshop, Mumbai, India

Inclusive Environment Design:
Universally Beneficial Educational Space Design for Children with Autism;
the Research Progression:
click here........... (299 kb)
Rachna Khare, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India and Abir Mullick, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Special Needs and Children:
Touch + Space: Active Learning for Visually Impaired Children: click here........... (174 kb)
Rachel Gottlieb, Independent Designer, rachelgottlieb@msn.com

Holistic Learning:
Rabindranath’s Open-Air School System At Visva-Bharati And Its
All-Time Relevance:
click here........... (970 kb)
Raj Kumar Konar, Silpa-Sadana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India

Digital Design:
Designing an Educational Website for Children: click here........... (365 kb)
Rajeswari Namagiri Gorana and Mamata Pandya, Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad, India

Storytelling and Communication:
To Tell A Story: How Can Small Voices Make Themselves Heard?: click here........... (21 kb)
Rebecca Glaser, Fulbright-Nehru at Sphoorti Foundation, Secunderabad, India

Sustainabilty and Toy Design:
Sustainability in Toy Design through Bamboo: Approaches to integrating the tenants of sustainability through design: click here........... (260 kb)
Rebecca Reubens, Design for Sustainability, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Toy Design:
Hong Kong Toy Design Lab: Shaping the Toys to Come - from the World’s
Production Hotbed:
click here........... (1029 kb)
Rémi Leclerc, Toy Design Lab, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK

Collaboative Innovation:
Designing a ‘Play + Learn’ Environment at the Elizabeth Special School, for children with multiple disabilities:a collaboration with design students, community,and government: click here..... (1489 kb)
Richard Coker, University of South Australia and Jan Coker, Design Strategist, Upfront3, Australia

School Learning:
Implementing D&T Educationin Indian Middle Schools: click here........... (3592 kb)
Ritesh Khunyakari, Swati Mehrotra, Sugra Chunawala and Chitra Natarajan, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), Mumbai, India

Games and Learning:
Resurrecting the Dead: The Case of the ‘Sappy Sodgers’: click here........... (153 kb)
S. Baxter and F. K. Wood, Centre for the Study of Natural Design, University of Dundee, UK

Strory Creation Schema:
Story Based Schema Building Approach in Science Learning: click here........... (149 kb)
Sachin Datt and Ravi Poovaiah, Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Board Games:
Back to Our Roots: A Board Game Approach to Active Vocabulary: click here........... (211 kb)
Sanika Mokashi, Texas Instruments, India

Interaction Design:
Interactive Ebooks - Experiments on the OLPC XO-1 Book-reading System: click here........... (376 kb)
Sayamindu Dasgupta, One Laptop Per Child, Kolkata, India

Interactive Media:
Child and Design Factors interacting in Children‘s HCI - Helping children focus on the content, not the interface: click here........... (243 kb)
Shuli Gilutz and John B. Black, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA

Experiential Learning:
Learning is not a child’s Play: click here........... (74.7 kb)
Sonali Soni Pal , Textile Design Department, Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi, India

Creativity and Learning:
Creative Learning – Mental Mapping for Deeper Understanding: click here........... (253 kb)
Suneet Kheterpal, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Mohali, India

Learning Play Connected:
Virtual Learning Environments - An Extension of the Physical World and More: click here...... (58.3 kb)
Suneet Kheterpal, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Mohali, India,
Bibhudutta Baral, National Institute of Design (NID), Bangalore, India

Child Environment:
Learning through Landscape - Designing Natural Children Outdoor Play in
Jakarta Indonesia:
click here........... (64.9 kb)
Susinety Prakoso, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia

Environmental Design:
The Significance of Play in the Context of Urban Consumption: click here........... (203 kb)
Tak Ping Tsang, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Creativity and Culture:
Designing for ‘Multiculturalism’: Children’s Experience: click here........... (179 kb)
Venu Mehta, H.M. Patel Institute of English Training and Research, Gujarat, India

Interactive Environment:
Designing Inclusive & Playful Technologies for Pre-School Children: click here........... (1327 kb)
Wendy Keay-Bright, Cardiff School of Art and Design, University of Wales Institute
Adam Martin, Newport School of Art, Media & Design, University of Wales, Newport, UK

Interaction Design:
The Virtual Playground Social Networks for Children: click here........... (1201 kb)
Zoja Bajbutovic, Sogeo Company Amsterdam, The Netherlands, zoja@lol.ba

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Accepted Posters:

The following are the accepted posters for exhibition during the conference:

Handwriting and Children:
Different Innovative methods to improve Handwriting of children: click here........... (3593 kb)
Aditya S. Khutale, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune adityakhutale@gmail.com

Colocated, Collaborative Storytellin for Children:
What does technology bring in?:
click here........... (9777 kb)
Alma L Culen and J Herstad, Institute of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway

Drawing and Children:
Digital Drawing as a Collaborative Learning Environment for Children: click here........... (449 kb)
Anshul Chaurasia, Anubhuti Jain, Ishani Parekh and Sanchit Gupta, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Special Needs and Children:
Drishti: a class room equipment for inclusive education of children with low vison in
the nursary age group:
click here........... (3727 kb)
Anupama Naomi Joseph, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India anupama.naomi@gmail.com

Interactive Design:
Extending Children's informal learning through interactive Design : click here........... (3847 kb)
Catalina naranjo-Bock, naranjo.bock@osu.edu ....... (179 kb)

Encouraging Children in Jordan to Read Printed Books Using Digital Media: click here........... (885 kb)
Dima Jurf ,Phd Research Student in Design and Digital Media School of Computing, Informatics and Media - University of Bradford

Learning and Children:
Design School: click here........... (126 kb)
Jinu Kurien, Principal Architect, DesignWorks & Adjunct Faculty, Pillai's College of Architecture, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai, India

Special Needs and Children:
Playing Together, Growing Together: Fostering social inclusion of children with disabilities through inclusive play design: click here........... (1427 kb)
Kavitha Krishnamoorthy, Managing Trustee, Kilikili, Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore, India kavitha@kilikili.org
Chitra Vishwanath Advisor, Kilikili, Principal Architect,Biome Environmental Solutions chitra@biome-solutions.com

Toys and Children:
A Study on Young Children’s Educational Toys in Taiwan: click here........... (302 kb)
Mei-Fang Cho Department of Child Care and Education of Southern Taiwan University, Taiwan and Ya-Cheng Tsai, Department of Business Administration of Southern Taiwan University

Interaction Design:
iSpeak++ Interactive Software Program that Empowers Anxious Kids To Talk: click here........ (52 kb)
P.M. Bork, Faculty of Education, Brock University, Canada and D.L. Wood, Department of Computer Science, Brock University, Canada

Learning and Children:
A non-linear sequence to learn: click here........... (328 kb)
Poornima Sardana, Fashion Communication, NIFT, New Delhi, India

Design and Schools:
Bringing Design into the Indian School Curriculum: Experiences & Insights from a Designers– Teachers Workshop: click here........... (5148 kb)
Ritesh Khunyakari, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai; Padma Sarangapani, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Sudarshan Khanna, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

Special Needs:
Learning Aid for Differently Able: click here........... (1679 kb)
Rutuja Rasam, Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, India

Play and Learn:
AkaarNitee: A Strategy Based Educational Game on Volume: click here........... (2037 kb)
Sarang Kusale, Design Associate, Shenoy Innovation Studio, IDC IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

Play and Learn:
clay- Made: enable kids to play and learn as a group using self modeled
real world objects:
click here........... (9513 kb)
Sumit Pandey, New Media Design, NID, Gandhinagar and Swati Srivastava, Interaction design, IDC, IIT Bombay, India

Products and Children:
Product Design Engineering: a unique course at Swinburne University of
click here........... (4666 kb).... (3999 kb).... (1479 kb).... (1342 kb).... (2728 kb)
Tavrou, S., Kuys, B., Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Play and environment:
Roam - interplay between children, devices, and wildlife: click here........... (5991 kb)
Teresa Almeida, Lecturer/Coordinator Interactive Art, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore

Play and Learn:
Play Way to Enhance Learning Ability: click here........... (31 kb)
Vibha Deshpande, Satara,Maharashtra,Indi


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