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

Biowearables Workshop

Exploring Impacts and Values of Biowearables and Children

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The Mind-Full Series

A Brain-Tablet App for Self-Regulation for Children

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PhonoBlocks

A Tangible Reading System for Children At-risk for Dyslexia

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ʔeləw̓k̓ʷ – Belongings

A Tangible Table in c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city

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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 (on leave)

Annemiek Veldhuis

PhD Student

John Ordoyo

BSc Student

Artun Cimensel

BSc Student

Amy Guo

BA Student

Madison Gara

Visiting BComp Student

News & Events

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 ...

Today @jillian_lane_warren presented a full paper on the design motivation and design process for methods created to remotely foster reflection and ideation from children and parents related to their socio-emotional Covid-19 experiences @idc_acm 2022. Thank you to Curatio.me, @nserc_crsng and Montecito Elementary for supporting this project. We appreciate the presentation attendees for coming, listening and asking questions! 

Paper: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3501712.3529722

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#tecilab #tecilabontheroad #IDC2022 #socialemotionalwellbeing #interactiondesign #sfu #snapshotsofsiat #siat #SFUSurrey #simonfraserU #SFUgram #childcomputerinteraction #hciresearch #researcher #methodologydesign #technologyresearch

Today @jillian_lane_warren presented a full paper on the design motivation and design process for methods created to remotely foster reflection and ideation from children and parents related to their socio-emotional Covid-19 experiences @idc_acm 2022. Thank you to Curatio.me, @nserc_crsng and Montecito Elementary for supporting this project. We appreciate the presentation attendees for coming, listening and asking questions!

Paper: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3501712.3529722

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#tecilab #tecilabontheroad #IDC2022 #socialemotionalwellbeing #interactiondesign #sfu #snapshotsofsiat #siat #SFUSurrey #simonfraserU #SFUgram #childcomputerinteraction #hciresearch #researcher #methodologydesign #technologyresearch
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Another day in the lab creating virtual worlds! #tecilab #virtualreality #virtualworlds #sfu #snapshotsofsiat #siat #SFUSurrey #simonfraserU #SFUgram #hci #humancomputerinteraction #hciresearch #researcher #technologydesign #technologyresearch #surreybc

Another day in the lab creating virtual worlds! #tecilab #virtualreality #virtualworlds #sfu #snapshotsofsiat #siat #SFUSurrey #simonfraserU #SFUgram #hci #humancomputerinteraction #hciresearch #researcher #technologydesign #technologyresearch #surreybc ...

This season, give the gift of tech literacy — not addiction — along with that device.

Learn more about the positive and unintended negative issues related to children’s technology gifts this holiday season. Insight in this article is provided by Dr. Alissa Antle based on her research insights into children’s technologies, especially concerning (bio) wearable technologies that track and report on ‘progress’.

Have questions? Send us a comment!

Full article found at: 
https://theconversation.com/this-season-give-the-gift-of-tech-literacy-not-addiction-along-with-that-device-172675

This season, give the gift of tech literacy — not addiction — along with that device.

Learn more about the positive and unintended negative issues related to children’s technology gifts this holiday season. Insight in this article is provided by Dr. Alissa Antle based on her research insights into children’s technologies, especially concerning (bio) wearable technologies that track and report on ‘progress’.

Have questions? Send us a comment!

Full article found at:
https://theconversation.com/this-season-give-the-gift-of-tech-literacy-not-addiction-along-with-that-device-172675
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