"Cuteness has an effective design philosophy that can be used in many areas to make emotionally engaging user interactive systems, as well as evaluate existing systems. Cuteness can also be included as an engineering design framework that can assist designers and engineers when creating engaging interactive systems that motivate the user in a happy, positive manner. "
Or so says the workshop advert (more info at cutemedia.org). Let us know if you learn something about how cute can be harnessed for learning.
More conferences in design and learning include ED-MEDIA 2008 - the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, which will be held in Vienna, Austria this year from June 30 to July 4.
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) "this annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education."
- Human-Computer Interaction,
- Interactive learning environments and
- Interface design, among many others.
Make it a double feature and hop over to Cantabria, Spain for the The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies: "Learning technologies in the Information society", ICALT 2008.
- HCI guidelines and principles for educational systems and
- Web 2.0 and social computing for learning and instruction, among many others.