The organizers represent different disciplinary
backgrounds, cultures, and experiences of conducting HCI research with
children, and each has experience chairing, organizing and/or participating in previous
ACM workshops (e.g. CHI, IDC, CSCW).
N. Antle is Professor, innovator and designer,
whose research pushes the boundaries of computation to explore the ways that technical
innovations can improve, augment, and support children’s development. Her
research with children in developing and industrialized countries includes the
design and evaluation of interactive technologies for learning about aboriginal
heritage, sustainability, early literacy, self-regulation and social justice. In
2015, Alissa was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New
Scholars, Artists and Scientists, acknowledging her as one of Canada’s
Frauenberger is Senior Researcher at the
Human-Computer Interaction Group, TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology).
His research focuses on designing technology with and for marginalized user
groups, in particular autistic children. He is committed to participatory
design approaches and builds on theories and methods from diverse fields such
as the action research, disability studies, philosophy of science, research
ethics amongst others.
Landoni is a Senior Researcher at the faculty of
Informatics at Università della Svizzera Italiana, USI, in Lugano. She has
worked on a number of national and European projects investigating how
technology can support children when searching, writing and reading for
education and pleasure. While doing that she has happily survived the design
and running of many collaborative design sessions in formal and informal
settings; working to take into account the different needs, requests, roles and
points of views of parents, teachers, librarians, always putting children
Alan Fails is an Associate Professor in the
Computer Science Department at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. His
primary area of research is HCI, with a focus on technologies that engage
children with one another, get them active, and encourage them to explore the
world around them. He has designed technologies with and for children using
participatory design methods for the last 15 years. He cares deeply about the
ethical concerns surrounding children’s involvement in the design process and
how data collected about children is utilized.
Petr Slovak is an Assistant Professor at King’s College London
(as of 01/2019), where he works at the intersection of Human Computer
Interaction and Prevention Science fields. His research focuses on
understanding how emerging technologies can enable development of
social-emotional competencies, predominantly for young children and their
families; with Best Paper awards from both CHI and CSCW conference.
Tutiyaphuengprasert is the co-founder and senior vice provost of Darunsikkhalai School
for Innovative Learning in Bangkok, Thailand. Sicne 2001, she has worked in
schools with teachers and students on constructionism-based projects including
DSIL FabLearn in conjunction with Stanford University.