Designing Multimedia Environments for Children
Allison Druin, Cynthia Solomon"A must read for multimedia developers and also for parents and teachers concerned by recent bunk about the dangers of cyberspace." Nicholas Negroponte Founder and Director, MIT Media Lab and author of Being Digital
The demand for innovative new multimedia software for children has never been greater. Now experts Allison Druin and Cynthia Solomon help you meet that demand with an in-depth look at creating vibrant multimedia environments to enhance children's educational and play experiences.
Drawing upon more than thirty years of research and experimen-tation in children's software development, the authors show you a multimedia museum of examples that offer a framework for designing environments tailored to kids' unique needs. You'll explore the recent developments in multimedia environments for children and find out about new and emerging multimedia technologies.
With this unique book you won't simply read about successful multimedia environments for children, you'll get to experience some of the best, firsthand, on the enclosed CD-ROM. Compatible with both Mac and PC operating systems, the CD includes:
ALLISON DRUIN is a researcher and developer of children's multimedia environments, from the MIT Media Lab to NYU's Center for Digital Multimedia, to the University of New Mexico. She is a well-known expert in the field of physical multimedia environments for children. She frequently conducts seminars at SIGGRAPH and SIGCHI.
CYNTHIA SOLOMON is a consultant formerly affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Atari Cambridge Research. She is known internationally for her work in developing LOGO and applications for children.
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