What do children want/need from human-computer interaction and communication (HCIC)? What are the long-term effects on them of mobile/computing devices? How early can and should we expose them to the latest technology? ACM/SIGCHI organized the first CHIkids programs at CHI 1996 to explore some of these issues . One Web search today returns about 90,000 entries around the topic of children and user-interface (UI) design, like the 1995 CHI design briefing on UI design for children [6, 8]. The world of media is quite different from when I grew up. In 1958, I used to rush home to listen…
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