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  • Augmented Reality Meets Tangibility: A New Approach for Early Childhood Education

Zhu, Yu Jie, Yang, Xin Yi and Wang, Stephen Jia, 2017, Journal Article, Augmented Reality Meets Tangibility: A New Approach for Early Childhood Education EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies, 4 (11). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2409-9708

Abstract or Description:

Augmented Reality (AR) has been recognised as one of the promising technologies for the gaming industry. In this study, the authors intend to apply AR technology to develop an interactive educational game. This paper presents an AR featured educational game specifically designed for 4-7 years old pre-school children. The principal objective of this game is to enable children to learn various abstract concepts, such as colour mixing, mathematics and 2D-3D geometrical shape recognition. This game allows users to interact with both onscreen (intangible) and physical objects (tangible) at the same time; different interaction forms including the touch screen (click) and AR game (rotate) are designed for better interaction with the real world and learning. This paper focuses on the details of the design and interactive behaviour. Furthermore, beyond the needs of children, this game also serves for parents through the Token Economy method; parents can control the kids’ contacting time with portable devices, and track and modify their everyday learning patterns. A pilot study implementing mix method was used to gather user’s feedback is also described in this paper.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-9-2017.153059
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2017 15:45
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2017 15:45
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3090

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