Modeling on the table: Agent-based modeling in elementary school with NetTango

Izabel C. Olson, Michael S. Horn

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Abstract

In this paper we describe NetTango, an agent-based modeling environment designed for elementary school students to use on a multi-touch tabletop surface. We review literature on the use of interactive tabletops for learning and present examples from an exploratory study that we conducted with 28 children (ages 6 - 10). We also discuss two design challenges that emerged during our study and consider possible solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2011 - 10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Pages189-192
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 18 2011
Event10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2011 - Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2011Jun 23 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of IDC 2011 - 10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children

Other

Other10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAnn Arbor, MI
Period6/20/116/23/11

Keywords

  • agent-based modeling
  • children
  • discovery learning
  • multi-touch tabletops
  • scientific inquiry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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