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Child Computer Interaction Group (ChiCI)

The internationally known Child Computer Interaction group is the largest group of its kind in the world.

The ChiCI group has attracted funding from national and regional schemes and from the European Commission (as FP7 and LLLP) and RCUK (via EPSRC). Since its inception in 2003, the ChiCI group has managed seven successful PhD completions, has completed five externally funded projects and has hosted two international conferences.

Previous funded projects included BEAM (Broadband Enabled Activities for Museums), which focused on the integration of digital technologies into real museum visits, and UMSIC (Usability of Music for Social Inclusion for Children) that investigated the use of mobile technologies and music creation in classroom environments.

Current projects include the investigation of designing for Cool in the context of teenagers, mobile devices and energy saving, the use of multi-touch surfaces in classrooms as programmable learning platforms, improving the efficacy of evaluation methods for children’s technologies and the investigation of text input and digital ink in the context of improving children’s writing.

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