Theme & General Topics

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Theme & General Topics

The theme for ACM IDC 2022 is Connectedness with a focus on the role of design and interactive technology in promoting and sustaining connections with fellow humans (parents, family, friends, community, and beyond) and with our broader ecological world. As the scope of technology impacts almost all aspects of life, IDC is interested in many forms of interaction including tangible, virtual, mobile, and mixed reality. We encourage submissions that discuss different degrees of  “connectedness” and that anticipate concerns of privacy, ethics, equity, social and emotional wellbeing, sustainability, and healthy human development.

While all submissions related to Interaction Design and Children (IDC) are welcome to the conference (see the list of tracks and general topics below), the theme for the conference is an opportunity for the IDC community to take a reflective and generative outlook on children’s technology.

Submissions to all tracks are invited on the following topics:

Areas of Interest

  • Designing the future of technology for and with children
  • Designing for Sustainability (environmental, institutional, developmental etc)
  • Innovative interactive technology for children and its implications
  • Theoretically motivated arguments regarding interaction design and children
  • Empirical studies concerned with the interaction of children and technology
  • Methods and techniques supporting interaction design for/with children
  • Studies of the effects of technology on children’s lives and development
  • Reflective analyses on the field of child computer interaction and interaction design
  • Constructive design research for and with children
  • Studies discussing the involvement of children in the design process
  • Ethics in approaching children-computer interaction research
  • Future vision articles, discussing trends and directions for the field