ARCat:A tangible programming tool for DFS algorithm teaching

In this paper we present ARCat, a tangible programming tool designed to help children learn DFS algorithm with augmented reality technology. The tool help children use tangible programming cards to control a search process, rather than control visual characters directly. With the special design of tile semantics and real-time feedback, the cognitive load of the … Read more

CoProStory: A Tangible Programming Tool for Children’s Collaboration

In this paper, we present CoproStory, a collaborative tangible programming tool to support children learning programming. In recent years, many collaborative tangible programming tools were developed for children. Compared to the other tools, Sync Blocks which were designed to coordinate children’s programming were used in our tool. The tool consists of two parts: tangible programming blocks and game tasks. … Read more

TanCreator: A Tangible Tool for Children to Create Augmented Reality Games

In this paper, we present TanCreator, a tangible authoring tool which facilitates children to create games based on Augmented Reality (AR) and sensor technologies. Combining AR elements and sensors in games bridges virtual world with realistic surroundings closely together, providing more joyful and intuitive creating experiment for children. Children could boost their creativity via creating … Read more

TLogic: A tangible programming tool to help children solve problems

Tangible user interfaces (TUIs) have been proved useful for children’s programming, which could develop children’s computational thinking. In this paper, we described TLogic, a tangible programming tool for children aged 6-8. The tool contains two parts: tangible programming blocks and visual tasks with different difficulty levels. Results of user study show that the tool could … Read more