Elizabeth Foss

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Children are among the most frequent users of the Internet, yet searching and browsing the web can present many challenges. Studies over the past two decades on how children search were conducted with finite and pre-determined content found in CD-ROM applications, online digital libraries, and web directories. However, with the current popularity of the(More)
As technology for children becomes more mobile, social, and distributed, our design methods and techniques must evolve to better explore these new directions. This paper reports on "Layered Elaboration," a co-design technique created to support these evolving needs. .Layered Elaboration allows design teams to generate ideas through an iterative process in(More)
Children want to find information about their world, but there are barriers to finding what they seek. Young people have varying abilities to formulate multi-step queries and comprehend search results. Challenges in understanding where to type, confusion about what tools are available, and frustration with how to parse the results page all have led to a(More)
In this paper, we present a framework that describes commonly used design techniques for Participatory Design with children. Although there are many currently used techniques for designing with children, researchers working in differing contexts and in a changing technological landscape find themselves facing difficult design situations. The FACIT PD(More)
Face-to-face design with child and adult design partners is not always possible due to distant geographical locations or time differences. Yet we believe that the designs of children in areas not co-located with system builders, or who live in locations not easily accessed, are just as important and valid as children who are easily accessible especially(More)
For many years, researchers at the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) have partnered with children ages 7-11 in designing technology through Cooperative Inquiry. In this paper, we present two cases in which we have worked with adolescents as designers using both a modified form of Cooperative Inquiry and design-focused interview techniques. We find that(More)
Title of Document: INTERNET SEARCHING IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: A LONGITUDINAL FRAMEWORK OF YOUTH SEARCH ROLES Elizabeth Foss, Doctor of Philosophy, 2014 Directed by: Dr. Allison Druin, College of Information Studies The current landscape of literature investigating youth Internet searching focuses mainly on how youth search in classrooms or libraries at(More)
Elizabeth Foss, Hilary Hutchinson*, Allison Druin, Robin Brewer, Phillip Lo, Luis Sanchez, Evan Golub Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA. E-mail: efoss@umd.edu; allisond@umiacs.umd.edu *Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA. E-mail: hhutchinson@google.com Abstract This paper(More)