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Thrimage: An Empathy-Oriented Discussion Tool for Classroom Use

Conference paper
Authors Sus Lundgren
Olof Torgersson
Staffan Björk
Published in MobileHCI '15: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Service
ISBN 978-1-4503-3653-6
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Publication year 2015
Published at Department of Applied Information Technology (GU)
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1145/2786567.2792901
Keywords Thrimage, empathy, teaching tool, interaction design
Subject categories Pedagogical Work, Human Computer Interaction

Abstract

Thrimage is a class-application where pupils choose and rank images in relation to a given word or notion. In seeing who else chose similarly, as well as in a debriefing teacher-led discussion, pupils gain insight in others' way of thinking, and learn to argument for their own opinion but also to respect others, both of which supports the development of empathy and mutual understanding. The design is part of a long-running design exploration on designing of collaborative, co-located experiences using mobile devices, in combination with an educational need.

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