Laptop for the children, by the children

Here is an interesting interview and examples from a project called “mini laptop club” where 8 and 9 years olds were asked to draw their ultimate laptop. If anybody is listening, next generation of laptops, especially laptops for kids, will have “games” button.

2 Responses to “Laptop for the children, by the children”

  1. lisa Says:

    I think you taught kids this age at some point too, but my experience is that one kid will come up with a innovation that catches the attention of his/her peers and then many if not most of them will copy that. So I’m less convinced about the “games” button than you :)

    Regardless it would be really interesting to do a slightly more controlled experiment — to get kids in isolation to independently pour out all their ideas about UI innovation and their Internet usage habits… before they are old enough to realise they should be getting paid for their ideas!

  2. Dima Says:

    I think i would copy the “games” button too :)

    And you are right that it would be interesting to study the kids’ innovation, though i am not sure it would be possible doing in one-on-one setting because they are kids. I read something about it in the past, but i am not an expert on doing research with kids.

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