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This workshop aims at promoting the discussion on interactive technologies that enhance children’s creativity. Questions of interest include, but are not limited to: what is creativity in the first place, and how to design, develop and evaluate technologies that enrich children’s expressive power, as well as abilities to think “laterally” (out of the box). We seek contribution on the design of tools that encourage young people to explore differently their environment, to capture their experience of the world, to crystallize and transform these occurrences in a creative way.

Contributions can be theoretical, methodological, technological, and practical, in particular discussing case studies that rely on creativity targeting children. Authors are invite to give a working definition of “creativity”.

Before the workshop participants are expected to read all the papers that will be uploaded on the website and need to prepare two questions that would like to be addressed during the workshop to the other participants.

The workshop will include brief presentations (10-15 minutes) by participants a well as breakout sessions (demos and discussions) during which we will further explore some of the issues that emerged. Organizers will facilitate group work and plenary discussions.

Workshop Schedule

  • 9.00 – 9.15 Brief introduction to the workshop topic and objectives
  • 9.15 – 9.30 Organization of the day
  • 9.30 – 11.30 Papers/Participants presentation 6 min each - Q&A after each paper
  • 11.30 – 12.30 Brainstorming group sessions following the discussion from the morning presentations
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Buffet Lunch
  • 14:00 – 14:30 Plenary, each group has to present the result of the brainstorming
  • 14.30 – 15.30 Brainstorming group session following the discussion from the morning presentations
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Plenary: transfer of the message to the group
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Summary and conclusions, plans for future follow up activity
  • 17:30 – 19.30 WELCOME RECEPTION