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Cesario V.,Madeira Interactive Technologies Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute | Nisi V.,Madeira Interactive Technologies Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute | Freitas P.,WowSystems | Pimentel D.,University of Madeira
Proceedings of IDC 2016 - The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children | Year: 2016

In this paper we present a study through which we intended to understand children's preference towards book formats, in particular digital or paper ones. To accomplish this, we created an original story (Ritinha) illustrated by two children. The traditional book format was composed by static images and text. The digital format had animated images, hyperlinks to navigate to different parts of the story and static text complemented by an audio narrative. We conducted a field study with 105 children in order to observe in which format children would prefer to read a book: if in paper or in digital format. The method used to accomplish this task was direct observation.

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