"Hey emotion companion, can you be my friend?"

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Abstract

Affective technology is increasingly becoming common in everyday life. To better understand how teachers perceive this technology in classrooms, and the role it can have in mediating the emotions of their students, we interviewed elementary (PreK-4) teachers. Our aim was to gain insights into how to design a child-emotion companion for the classroom that is mediated by teachers. From our initial interviews, we identified four interaction themes for child-emotion companions: perceived emotions, self-report contexts, playfulness, emotional wellbeing. Our early findings show how different interactions and modalities in a classroom space may change the way children perceive and communicate their emotions, and how to improve their emotional wellbeing in a classroom. We also propose design considerations that are illustrated through a low-fidelity prototype for future child-emotion companion that are mediated by teachers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages527-532
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366908
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019 - Boise, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2019Jun 15 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019

Conference

Conference18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityBoise
Period6/12/196/15/19

Keywords

  • Child-emotion
  • Companion interaction
  • Emotions in education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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