Beautiful and Usable

Show simple item record Sheehan, Robert en Sheehan, S en
dc.coverage.spatial Boston, United States en 2016-01-22T03:49:11Z en 2015-06-21 en
dc.identifier.citation IDC 2015 Workshop: Every Child a Coder? Research Challenges for a 5-18 Programming Curriculum, 2015 en
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dc.description.abstract This paper is concerned with two of the workshop questions: what are the precursors to computer science skills and what are the relationships between programming and computational thinking? Firstly, we suggest that a precursor of programming is the appreciation of beauty and elegance. Secondly, even though there is a strong feeling among computer scientists that computer science is not programming we think that separating programming from computational thinking reduces computational thinking to a subset of problem solving and it loses its reason for being treated as an important component of education. Linking both of these questions is the problem of producing a programming environment for children which is both beautiful and usable. en
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dc.publisher Tufts University en
dc.relation.ispartof ACM SIGCHI Interaction Design and Children 2015 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IDC 2015 Workshop: Every Child a Coder? Research Challenges for a 5-18 Programming Curriculum en
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dc.title Beautiful and Usable en
dc.type Conference Item en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Tufts University en en
pubs.finish-date 2015-06-24 en
pubs.start-date 2015-06-21 en
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pubs.subtype Other en
pubs.elements-id 516835 en Science en School of Computer Science en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-01-14 en

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