Tangible Embodied
Child-Computer
Interaction Lab

Director Dr. Alissa N. Antle
School of Interactive Arts and Technology
Simon Fraser University

About TECI

At TECI we conduct design-oriented research and train the next generation of researchers to design, build and evaluate technical innovations that improve, augment, and support children’s cognitive and emotional development.

In the TECI lab we are committed to working with diverse populations of children, particularly those that may be vulnerable or hard to reach. At TECI we are working to ensure diversity and inclusivity in our team and in our research participants across a range of social, economic, cultural, racial, ethnic, and gender groups.

Primary Research Foci: Design research, tangible interaction, embodied interaction, child-computer interaction 

Application Areas: Literacy, social-emotional learning, mindfulness, sustainability education, social justice, aboriginal heritage

Current Projects

No Child Alone

COVID-19 Support System for Children and their Caregiving Stakeholders

read more

Biowearables Workshop

Exploring Impacts and Values of Biowearables and Children

read more

The Mind-Full Series

A Brain-Tablet App for Self-Regulation for Children

read more

PhonoBlocks

A Tangible Reading System for Children At-risk for Dyslexia

read more

ʔeləw̓k̓ʷ – Belongings

A Tangible Table in c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city

read more

People

Dr. Antle is a tenured Professor in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Dr. Antle holds the highest honour for a Canadian scholar through her induction as a member of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, which acknowledges her as one of Canada's intellectual leaders. Dr. Antle's impact extends to the international community through her recognition as a leader in ethical child-centered technology research.

Jillian Warren

PhD Candidate

Alex Kitson

Postdoc Researcher

Katrien Jacobs

MSc Student

Annemiek Veldhuis

PhD Student

John Ordoyo

BSc Student

Artun Cimensel

BSc Student

Priscilla Lo

MSc Student

Sadhbh Kenny

MSc Student

News & Events

New and exciting from the TECI Lab!

Congratulations Petr Slovák, Alissa N. Antle, Nikki Theofanopoulou, Claudia Dauden Roquet, and Katherine Isbister on your recently accepted publication to ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI).
 
Designing for experience-led technology-mediated mental health interventions: Theory and research agenda for HCI.
 
https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3569898
 
_________________________________
#tecilab #sfu #siat #SFUSurrey #simonfraserU #SFUgram #hci #humancomputerinteraction #hciresearch #researcher #childcomputerinteraction #technologydesign #technologyresearch #humancenteredcomputing #HCItheory #emotionregulation #mentalhealth #technologyenabledintervention

New and exciting from the TECI Lab!

Congratulations Petr Slovák, Alissa N. Antle, Nikki Theofanopoulou, Claudia Dauden Roquet, and Katherine Isbister on your recently accepted publication to ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI).

Designing for experience-led technology-mediated mental health interventions: Theory and research agenda for HCI.

https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3569898

_________________________________
#tecilab #sfu #siat #SFUSurrey #simonfraserU #SFUgram #hci #humancomputerinteraction #hciresearch #researcher #childcomputerinteraction #technologydesign #technologyresearch #humancenteredcomputing #HCItheory #emotionregulation #mentalhealth #technologyenabledintervention
...

TECI Talk Announcement 
Who: Dr. Petr Slovak
When: Monday, November 21, 2022 from 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM
Where: SFU Surrey Campus, SRYC 5360
Followed by a reception from 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM in the TECI lab in SRYC 3930

The TECI lab and IAT 804, Foundations of Research Design for Human-Centred Design of Interactive Technologies, would like to invite you to a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Petr Slovak. This in-person presentation is being held on Monday November 21st from 12:30 - 1:20 in rm SRYC 5360. Registration is required as space is limited. Following the presentation, the TECI lab will be hosting a reception open to all students, faculty and staff.
 
Dr. Petr Slovak is a senior lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Human Computer Interaction and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at the Department of Informatics at the King’s College London. His research involves envisioning, designing, and evaluating new technology-enabled interventions for youth, targeting core protective factors underpinning personal wellbeing (e.g., emotion regulation and parenting). As such, his research is positioned at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Mental Health, and Prevention Science. This research agenda so far led to ACM Best Paper awards at leading venues in the HCI field (e.g., CHI, CSCW); as well as a transfer of a novel emotion regulation intervention from a research prototype to a commercial product funded by the largest US non-profit developer of social-emotional learning programs, Committee for Children. 
 
Register for the presentation as space is limited by sending TECI a DM through Instagram with your name and email address.
 
There will be a reception following the presentation with coffee, tea and snacks in the TECI lab in rm SRYC 3930 between 1:45 and 3:00, no registration required.
 
Dr. Petr Slovak and @alissaantle recently published “Designing for emotion regulation interventions: an agenda for HCI theory and research” in ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI). To learn more about Dr. Petr Slovak and his research please visit his website at https://petrslovak.com/
____________

#PetrSlovak #tecilab #tecilabtalks

TECI Talk Announcement
Who: Dr. Petr Slovak
When: Monday, November 21, 2022 from 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM
Where: SFU Surrey Campus, SRYC 5360
Followed by a reception from 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM in the TECI lab in SRYC 3930

The TECI lab and IAT 804, Foundations of Research Design for Human-Centred Design of Interactive Technologies, would like to invite you to a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Petr Slovak. This in-person presentation is being held on Monday November 21st from 12:30 - 1:20 in rm SRYC 5360. Registration is required as space is limited. Following the presentation, the TECI lab will be hosting a reception open to all students, faculty and staff.

Dr. Petr Slovak is a senior lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Human Computer Interaction and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at the Department of Informatics at the King’s College London. His research involves envisioning, designing, and evaluating new technology-enabled interventions for youth, targeting core protective factors underpinning personal wellbeing (e.g., emotion regulation and parenting). As such, his research is positioned at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Mental Health, and Prevention Science. This research agenda so far led to ACM Best Paper awards at leading venues in the HCI field (e.g., CHI, CSCW); as well as a transfer of a novel emotion regulation intervention from a research prototype to a commercial product funded by the largest US non-profit developer of social-emotional learning programs, Committee for Children.

Register for the presentation as space is limited by sending TECI a DM through Instagram with your name and email address.

There will be a reception following the presentation with coffee, tea and snacks in the TECI lab in rm SRYC 3930 between 1:45 and 3:00, no registration required.

Dr. Petr Slovak and @alissaantle recently published “Designing for emotion regulation interventions: an agenda for HCI theory and research” in ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI). To learn more about Dr. Petr Slovak and his research please visit his website at https://petrslovak.com/
____________

#PetrSlovak #tecilab #tecilabtalks
...

Going into National Day for Truth and Reconciliation week, members of the TECI lab would like to continue to honor those impacted by Canada’s residential school system. We would like to acknowledge and give thanks for the use of traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples for higher education and continued learning in our lab @siatsfu and @sfusurrey. 



Below we share 7 ways to show continued support that were provided by @indiginews writers Anna McKenzie and Jacqueline Ronson last year. We’ve updated links to reflect upcoming remembrance week events and to share fundraising efforts that help ensure reconciliation happens year round:
 
1. Donate to organizations that support residential school survivors and their families. To help @indiginews meet their fundraising goal to support Indigenous voices year round, please see the following link to become a supporter: https://tinyurl.com/2p958snk
2. Learn about the residential school system and its ongoing impacts. Educate yourself and others. Looking for resources? Go to: www.lib.sfu.ca/about/reach-us/news-events/everychildmatters
3. Call on your MP and other elected representatives to take action. Start with asking for accountability.
4. Demand action from the Catholic Church.
5. Prioritize the safety of survivors and their families when sharing this story and others like it. Lead with content warnings if sharing sensitive or triggering materials.
6. Talk to non-Indigenous friends, family and children about the residential school system and its ongoing impacts
7. Attend memorial events where non-Indigenous people are invited. SFU events this coming week can be found at (www.sfu.ca/aboriginalpeoples/sfu-reconciliation/national-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation.html)

We understand that content about residential schools may be triggering. Support for survivors and their families is available. Call the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (https://www.irsss.ca) at 1-800-721-0066 or 1-866-925-4419 for the 24-7 crisis line. The KUU-US Crisis Line Society (https://www.kuu-uscrisisline.com) also offers 24-7 support at 250-723-4050 for adults, 250-723-2040 for youth, or toll-fre

Going into National Day for Truth and Reconciliation week, members of the TECI lab would like to continue to honor those impacted by Canada’s residential school system. We would like to acknowledge and give thanks for the use of traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples for higher education and continued learning in our lab @siatsfu and @sfusurrey. 



Below we share 7 ways to show continued support that were provided by @indiginews writers Anna McKenzie and Jacqueline Ronson last year. We’ve updated links to reflect upcoming remembrance week events and to share fundraising efforts that help ensure reconciliation happens year round:
 
1. Donate to organizations that support residential school survivors and their families. To help @indiginews meet their fundraising goal to support Indigenous voices year round, please see the following link to become a supporter: https://tinyurl.com/2p958snk
2. Learn about the residential school system and its ongoing impacts. Educate yourself and others. Looking for resources? Go to: www.lib.sfu.ca/about/reach-us/news-events/everychildmatters
3. Call on your MP and other elected representatives to take action. Start with asking for accountability.
4. Demand action from the Catholic Church.
5. Prioritize the safety of survivors and their families when sharing this story and others like it. Lead with content warnings if sharing sensitive or triggering materials.
6. Talk to non-Indigenous friends, family and children about the residential school system and its ongoing impacts
7. Attend memorial events where non-Indigenous people are invited. SFU events this coming week can be found at (www.sfu.ca/aboriginalpeoples/sfu-reconciliation/national-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation.html)

We understand that content about residential schools may be triggering. Support for survivors and their families is available. Call the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (https://www.irsss.ca) at 1-800-721-0066 or 1-866-925-4419 for the 24-7 crisis line. The KUU-US Crisis Line Society (https://www.kuu-uscrisisline.com) also offers 24-7 support at 250-723-4050 for adults, 250-723-2040 for youth, or toll-fre
...

Congratulations to @alissaantle for being awarded a $205,000 five year NSERC Discover Grant to investigate the design and evaluation of mobile and biowearable technologies to support children’s emotion regulation skills development in everyday life. To learn more about ongoing projects related to this work, please visit our website:

1. Virtual Reality Emotion Regulation for Youth (http://antle.iat.sfu.ca/vr-youth/)
2. The Mind-Full Series: Neurofeedback Tablet Games for Self-Regulation (http://antle.iat.sfu.ca/research/mind-full/) 

#tecilab #tecilabawards #AlissaAntle #sfu #siat #SFUSurrey #simonfraserU #SFUgram #hci #humancomputerinteraction #hciresearch #researcher #childcomputerinteraction #technologydesign #technologyresearch #mentalhealth #socialemotionalwellbeign #VR #mindfulness #neurofeedback #biowearables 

📸: @siatsfu website

Congratulations to @alissaantle for being awarded a $205,000 five year NSERC Discover Grant to investigate the design and evaluation of mobile and biowearable technologies to support children’s emotion regulation skills development in everyday life. To learn more about ongoing projects related to this work, please visit our website:

1. Virtual Reality Emotion Regulation for Youth (http://antle.iat.sfu.ca/vr-youth/)
2. The Mind-Full Series: Neurofeedback Tablet Games for Self-Regulation (http://antle.iat.sfu.ca/research/mind-full/)

#tecilab #tecilabawards #AlissaAntle #sfu #siat #SFUSurrey #simonfraserU #SFUgram #hci #humancomputerinteraction #hciresearch #researcher #childcomputerinteraction #technologydesign #technologyresearch #mentalhealth #socialemotionalwellbeign #VR #mindfulness #neurofeedback #biowearables

📸: @siatsfu website
...

At our TECI lab summer party we were able to kick back at the park and have fun with current lab members, some alumni and friends. It’s always great to get the crew together to just have fun. #tecilabparty #tecilab

At our TECI lab summer party we were able to kick back at the park and have fun with current lab members, some alumni and friends. It’s always great to get the crew together to just have fun. #tecilabparty #tecilab ...