Learning matters is a project composed of several Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) promoting screenless and sensory-motor interactions. Thus, the project has been designed to teach digital literacy, precisely electronics, to young children (under the age of 6). The different versions of the project have been co-design with child’s specialists and tested in kindergarten.
As an alternative to rigid materiality of electronics, Learning matters is composed of Interactive Electronic Textil devices. Soft and easily manipulable for the young child, textiles appear as a “transitional material” of childhood. Associated with electronics, these interfaces propose a new material ideology where material, shape and function served the child’s development in a digital world.
By Claire Eliot and Marion Voillot
Photo Credits: Quentin Chevrier