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dc.contributor.authorSheehan, Robert
dc.contributor.authorSheehan, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-06T23:50:49Z
dc.date.available2016-04-06T23:50:49Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3309
dc.description.abstractThis 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_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectchildren and programmingen_NZ
dc.subjectcomputational thinkingen_NZ
dc.subjectappreciation of beautyen_NZ
dc.titleBeautiful and usableen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthorsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130306 Educational Technology and Computingen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSheehan, R., & Sheehan, S. (2015, June). Beautiful and Usable. Paper presented at Interaction, Design and Children, Boston, MA. USA.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage1en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage4en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleInteraction, Design and Childrenen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgTufts University (Boston, Massachusetts)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationBoston, Massachusetts, USAen_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2015-06
unitec.conference.edate2015-06
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms58640en_NZ


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