Programming in the pond: A tabletop computer programming exhibit

Michael S. Horn, Emily Routman, David Weintrop

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

We present the design of an interactive tabletop exhibit intended to engage visitors in free-form computer programming activities at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. We describe our design goals and outline challenges associated with creating this interactive experience for a free-choice learning environment. We review results of testing sessions with users from our target audience across three successive prototypes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2014
Subtitle of host publicationOne of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1417-1422
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450324748
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Apr 26 2014May 1 2014

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period4/26/145/1/14

Keywords

  • Computer programming
  • Computer science education
  • Computer supported collaborative learning
  • Exhibit design
  • Graphical programming languages
  • Multi-touch tabletops
  • Museums

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Horn, M. S., Routman, E., & Weintrop, D. (2014). Programming in the pond: A tabletop computer programming exhibit. In CHI EA 2014: One of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1417-1422). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2581237