Translating roberto to omar: Computational literacy, stickerbooks, and cultural forms

Michael S. Horn, Sarah AlSulaiman, Jaime Koh

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

18 Scopus citations


We present the design and evaluation of an interactive storybook to support emerging computational literacy skills for preschool and early elementary school children. We structured our designs to take advantage of existing language literacy practices between parents and children around the cultural form of a children's storybook. We evaluated our design with 14 families from two distinct cultural backgrounds: families from the United States Midwest and families from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Our findings describe ways in which parents support and structure children's programming activities, and howparental involvement varied across the two groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2013 - The 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781450319188
StatePublished - 2013
Event12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2013 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2013Jun 27 2013

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Other12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY


  • Children
  • Computational literacy
  • Computer programming
  • Cultural forms
  • Design
  • Learning
  • Stickers
  • Storybooks
  • Tangible interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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