Interest in programming education for children is growing. This research explores the possibilities of utilizing voice user interface (VUI) in children's programming education. We designed an interactive educational programming game called TurtleTalk, which converts the various utterances of children into code using a neural network and displays the results on a screen (Figure 1). Through VUI, children can move the turtle, the voice agent of the game, to the target location and learn the basic programming concepts of “sequencing” and “iteration.” We conducted a preliminary user study where eight children played the game and took part in a posthoc interview. The results showed that voice interaction with TurtleTalk led children to be more immersed in the game and understand the elements of programming with ease and confidence.
|Title of host publication||CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Publication status||Published - 2019 May 2|
|Event||2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2019 - Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 2019 May 4 → 2019 May 9
|Name||Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings|
|Conference||2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2019|
|Period||19/5/4 → 19/5/9|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design