Author: Sara Price
Earlier this month we presented a paper at the International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction in Barcelona, Spain. This talk (A multimodal approach to examining ‘embodiment’ in tangible learning environments) described an analysis of children’s interaction with a tangible tabletop that examined the role of body position, gaze, manipulation and speech in shaping interaction. The analysis illustrates ways in which these different modes influence the pace, rhythm and interaction structure, and the implications of this the meaning making process.
The conference had around 250 attendees, and was held in The Design Hub, Barcelona. Superb views over the city and to the sea! The TEI conference addresses research work on HCI issues, design, interactive art, user experience, tools and technologies, and has attendance from a broad range of disciplines.