2024 Workshop on Child-Centered AI for Empowering Creative and Inclusive Learning Experiences

Co-located with the 23rd annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC 2024)
June 17, 2024


13:30 – 13:45 Welcome and Introduction (15 minutes)
13:45 – 14:15 Ice breaking activity (30 minutes)
Post it wall
14:15 – 14:40 Who are you? Configuring Child-AI relationships.
Christopher Frauenberger (University of Salzburg)
In this short talk I aim to critically reflect on the notion of child-centred AI and argue that interpreting it in a narrow sense might blind us from asking important questions about the ontological and moral status of AI within complex socio-material contexts such as education or creative activities. Instead, I want to argue for attention to roles of and relationships to AI and how these define networks and configurations that enable meaningful human activity. While the point may be more generally applicable, I think it is particularly pertinent to child-computer interaction, as young people may have a far less settled concepts of machines as peers of interaction.
14:40 – 15:00 Discussion activity on CCAI (20 minutes)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 15:50 Presentations Session
15:30 – 15:35 Imagine Yourself: Cultivating Personal Expression through Generative AI
Karishma Chadha (MIT Media Laboratory)
15:35 – 15:40 Understanding How to Harness GenAI to Cultivate Children’s Creative Pursuits
Sara Atienza (YouTube/Google UXR)
15:40 – 15:45 Co-creating Coloring Pages Using Generative AI With A 5-Year-Old
Kaiwen Sun (University of Michigan)
15:45 – 15:50 A Dialogic Approach to Developing Metacognition
Jessica White (University of Sussex)
15:50 – 16:30 Groups activity (40 minutes)
16:30 – 17:00 Wrap-Up and Feedback (30 minutes)


Grazia Ragone

IVU Laboratory

Department of Computer Science

University of Bari Aldo Moro

Safinah Ali

Personal Robots Group

MIT Media Lab

Andrea Esposito

IVU Laboratory

Department of Computer Science

University of Bari Aldo Moro

Judith Good

Full Professor

Informatics Institute

University of Amsterdam

Kate Howland

Professor of Interaction Design

Department of Informatics

University of Sussex

Carmelo Presicce

Lifelong Kindergarten

MIT Media Lab