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Assessing fun: young children as evaluators of interactive systems.

Yusoff, Y. Modh and Landoni, M. and Ruthven, I. (2010) Assessing fun: young children as evaluators of interactive systems. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe an exploratory study on the challenges of conducting usability tests with very young children aged 3 to 4 years old (nursery age) and the differences when working with older children aged 5 to 6 years old (primary school). A pilot study was conducted at local nursery and primary schools to understand and experience the challenges working with young children interacting with computer products. We report on the studies and compare the experiences of working with children of different age groups in evaluation studies of interactive systems.