Microwave racing: an interactive activity to enthuse students about HCI

Jonathan Black, Dominic Furniss, Chrystie Myketiak, Paul Curzon, Peter W. McOwan

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2012 - 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherElsevier
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450310154
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2012
EventCHI 2012: the 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Workshop: A Contextualised Curriculum for HCI - Austin, Texas
Duration: 5 May 2012 → …

Conference

ConferenceCHI 2012: the 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Workshop: A Contextualised Curriculum for HCI
Period5/05/12 → …

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

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    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.