Attending Interaction Design & Children Conference at Northwestern University

By Ian Thompson on Monday, June 19, 2023

This past June, I had the opportunity to attend and present at the ACM Interaction Design & Children Conference at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.

This past June, I had the privilege of traveling to Chicago to visit the Association for Computing Machinery Interaction Design & Children Conference. At this conference, I had the honor of representing the IDEA Lab @ Clemson University and present our work in progress education application entitled S.P.O.T: Solving Problems of Tomorrow.

📎 About S.P.O.T

S.P.O.T is a project I have contributed to during my time as an undergraduate research assistant with the IDEA Lab @ Clemson University. S.P.O.T is a web based application written in Svelte and TypeScript that introduces young learners to artificial intelligence. Through S.P.O.T, children are able to examine AI's use and applications in a sociopolitical context and are empowered become critical examiners of its use.

📎 The Conference

While at the conference, I had the honor of presenting our work during a Works-in-Progress lightning round and during a poster session. Here, I interacted with many professors, students, and industry leaders in child-computer-interaction and AI-interaction.

An extended abstract of our work can be found in the official ACM IDC '23 conference proceedings at:

Ibrahim Oluwajoba Adisa, Ian Thompson, Tolulope Famaye, Deepika Sistla, Cinamon Sunrise Bailey, Katherine Mulholland, Alison Fecher, Caitlin Marie Lancaster, and Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens. 2023. S.P.O.T: A Game-Based Application for Fostering Critical Machine Learning Literacy Among Children. In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC '23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 507–511.

Presenting during poster session

Presenting during poster session

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