Papers Co-Chairs

Juan Pablo Hourcade, United States Bureau of the Census
Yvonne Rogers, Indiana University
Deadline for submission is January 14th, 2005.

Papers present significant contributions to research, development, and practice in the field of interaction design and children. All accepted papers are presented at the IDC 2005 Conference, and appear in the IDC 2005 Proceedings.

IDC 2005 accepts papers on all subjects relevant to interaction design and children, including, but not limited to:

  • Emerging or new technologies and their impact on children's education or play
  • Methods and techniques for establishing children's requirements for interactive systems
  • Guidelines for the design of interactive systems for children
  • Reports on the development of interactive systems for children (motivation, design, outcome, evaluation)
  • Usability, enjoyability, accessibility, and safety issues, with particular reference to children
  • Design of innovative systems for children
  • Evaluation methods for use with children
  • Evaluations of interactive systems and technologies for children
  • Theoretical models of interaction with special relevance to children
  • Results of ethnographic and case studies in children's use of interactive systems
  • Stimulating in-depth analyses of issues related to interaction design and children


Papers should present original reports of new work. They should be written in English and presented in the format described below. They should contain no information or materials that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication, and should cite no publications that are proprietary or confidential at the time of publication. Your paper must be submitted no later than 5pm, your local time, on January 14th, 2005 at the IDC 2005 submissions web page [link coming soon]. Submissions arriving after the deadline will not be considered.


A paper should be between 6 and 8 pages and follow the SIGCHI Conference Publications Format ( Papers should be submitted in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. When submitting your paper, be sure to remove the names of the authors and their affiliations from the paper's header, and to remove other indications of the authors' identities and their affiliations from the paper's body.

Submitting Your Paper

Paper Submissions are Closed

Review Process

Papers will be peer-reviewed anonymously by at least three reviewers from the Program Committee. Reviewers will evaluate papers based on their relevance to the conference, their originality, the significance of their contribution, the validity of their results, and the clarity of the writing. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.


Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection via email on or before February 21, 2005.

Final Paper Submission

Authors of accepted papers will be notified on how to proceed to submit the final (non-anonymous) versions of their papers.

At the Conference

Authors will present their papers in sessions that will include other paper presentations. Presentations will be approximately 20-25 minutes long.