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An implementation of tangible interactive mapping to improve adult learning for preparing for bushfire


Brown, M and Chinthammit, W and Nixon, P, An implementation of tangible interactive mapping to improve adult learning for preparing for bushfire, Proceedings of the 27th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2015), 7-10 December 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 545-548. ISBN 978-1-4503-3673-4 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/2838739.2838814


Our tangible touch table interface mapping system was designed for adults to complete short map-based interactive problem solving tasks using purpose-designed model objects. The table interface was compared with the closest existing traditionally equivalent method using a within subjects exercise of 64 adult members of the general public in-situ at the local library and museum.

The hypothesis investigated whether "a tangible multitouch table interface improved understanding of preparing for bushfire using map-based constructivist learning tasks". The system design and content founded upon adult learning preferences (Knowles et al. 2005) further evolved using an iterative process by participatory involvement with three bushfire community groups.

After using the preparing for bushfire tangible interactive mapping system all of the participants improved upon their pre-test scores indicating that they learned from the experience (t(31)=-9.08, p<0.001).

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:interaction design, tangible user interface, multi-touch table
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Brown, M (Mr Mark Brown)
UTAS Author:Chinthammit, W (Dr Winyu Chinthammit)
ID Code:105265
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2015-12-16
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