About IDC 2019

We welcome you to participate in the 2019 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) conference, taking place in Boise, Idaho, June 12-15! IDC 2019 will be the 18th in an annual series that encourages research concentrating on the design, development, and use of interactive technologies for kids. Ambitious and idea-driven researchers, designers, and educators from all over the world will gather for IDC to share and discuss these ideas. This year’s theme is Live Healthy!

 

IDC 2019 welcomes the submissions in the form of full papers, short papers (notes), demonstrations, workshops, courses, work in progress / late breaking and interactive child experiences. There is also a call for participants to submit to the doctoral consortium and for later submission to our Research and Design Competition.

 

We look forward to seeing all of you here in Boise, the “City of Trees”!

 

 

 

Conference Theme

Live Healthy: Design ⋅ Create ⋅ Explore

Technologies can support children and adults live their best version of being healthy. While all submissions related to interaction design and children (IDC) are welcome to the conference, the theme for the conference is active and generative: live (your version of) healthy accompanied with some active verbs that can be used to characterize the IDC community and also relate to living healthy: design, create, and explore. Boise is an urban city on the edge of the outdoors, it is a health-conscious area that features several physical activities, whether it be walking or biking along the Boise river on the 25-mile continuous path (the “Greenbelt”), hiking or camping (or skiing/snow-boarding in the winter) in the mountains, rafting or floating down the rivers, or any number of outdoor and indoor activities − people enjoy being active. We look forward to you sharing your research on how children can interact with technology in interesting ways including those that enable them to live healthy, design, create, and explore.

 

About IDC

Interaction Design and Children (IDC) is the premiere international conference for researchers, educators and practitioners to share the latest research findings, innovative methodologies and new technologies in the areas of inclusive child-centered design, learning and interaction. The annual conference incorporates papers, presentations, speakers, workshops, participatory design experiences and discussions on how to create better interactive experiences for children. (See the conference history here.)