Human-Centered Design of a Programming System for Children

J.F. Pane, "Human-Centered Design of a Programming System for Children," presented at Children's Programming Odyssey Workshop, HCC 2001 IEEE Symposia on Human-Centric Computing Languages and Environments, Stresa, Italy, September 5-7, 2001.

HANDS is a programming system for children that is designed to be easier for beginners to learn and use than other existing systems. Throughout the design and development of HANDS, usability has been a primary focus, guiding the generation of ideas for the systemUs features and the selection among various choices. This document presents an overview of some of the prominent features of HANDS along with the research that motivated their inclusion.

Full text of this short paper:
HCC2001.pdf (18 KB).

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