We report on a day of ‘microwave racing’ at a science festival in Brighton, England, as a way of enthusing school-age children about HCI. This transforms an award-winning CHI video showcase idea into an engaging interactive exercise. We describe the concept and setup of the races, as well as feedback from the participants. We discuss how, after engaging with our exhibit, children picked up key messages about HCI in general, and a research project on interface design of medical devices in particular.
|Title of host publication||CHI 2012 - 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 5 May 2012|
|Event||CHI 2012: the 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Workshop: A Contextualised Curriculum for HCI - Austin, Texas|
Duration: 5 May 2012 → …
|Conference||CHI 2012: the 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Workshop: A Contextualised Curriculum for HCI|
|Period||5/05/12 → …|
Bibliographical note© 2012. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2207676
Black, J., Furniss, D., Myketiak, C., Curzon, P., & McOwan, P. W. (2012). Microwave racing: an interactive activity to enthuse students about HCI. In CHI 2012 - 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-4). Elsevier.