Children as webmakers: Designing a web editor for beginners

Thomas H. Park, Rachel M. Magee, Susan Wiedenbeck, Andrea Forte

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Abstract

In this short paper, we describe the design of a new web editor for beginners called openHTML and our initial evaluation with children aged 10 and 11 in an after-school web-building workshop. Drawing on data from verbally administered surveys and participant observation, we identified three kinds of engagement with the workshop tasks: a homework orientation, an artistic orientation, and a social orientation. We describe the kinds of scaffolding that the children needed to complete their web pages, the places where they struggled, and translate these observations into implications for the design of a web editor for children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2013 - The 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Pages419-422
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2013 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2013Jun 27 2013

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period6/24/136/27/13

Keywords

  • Children
  • HTML
  • Learning
  • Web Development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Park, T. H., Magee, R. M., Wiedenbeck, S., & Forte, A. (2013). Children as webmakers: Designing a web editor for beginners. In Proceedings of IDC 2013 - The 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (pp. 419-422). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/2485760.2485845