Stanford University

16th Interaction Design
and Children Conference

Conference Theme:
Logo: The Next 50 Years

27-30 June 2017
Stanford University

Photo by Flickr user PughPugh


Interaction Design and Children is an interdisciplinary international community focusing on the promises and challenges of leveraging technology so as to enable children to participate in nurturing and empowering experiences and bring children’s voice and sentiments into this process. The mission of the IDC conference is to bring together researchers, designers, and educators from the cognitive sciences, human-computer interaction, learning sciences, and the various formal and informal educational settings, to explore new forms of technology, design and engaged learning among children. The annual conference incorporates papers, presentations, speakers, workshops, participatory design experiences and discussions on how to create better interactive experiences for children. IDC 2017 offers a wide ranging program, supporting and facilitating the exchange of ideas within and between all of these communities. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Logo: The Next 50 Years’.

IDC 2017 welcomes submissions in the form of full papers, short papers (notes), demonstrations, workshops, courses, work in progress / late breaking and interactive child experiences. There is also a call for participants to submit to the doctoral consortium and for later submission to our Research and Design Competition. Submissions to all tracks (except the research and design competition for which a separate call will be announced) are invited on the following topics:

  • Innovative interactive technologies for children
  • Theoretically motivated arguments regarding interaction design and children
  • Empirical studies concerned with the interaction of children and technology
  • Methods and techniques supporting interaction design and children
  • Studies of the effects of technology on children’s lives and development
  • Reflective analyses on the field of child computer interaction and interaction design
  • Constructive design research for and with children
  • Studies discussing the involvement of children in the design process
  • Future vision articles, discussing trends and directions for the field

Paulo Blikstein (Stanford University) and Dor Abrahamson (UC Berkeley), Conference Chairs


  • Regular Conference Registration: now closed. 
  • Student Volunteer Applications: submission window closed.
  • Research and Design Competition: submission window closed.
  • Full Papers and Short Papers (Notes): submission window closed.
  • Workshops and Courses: submission window closed.
  • Demos, Late Breaking / Work in Progress and Doctoral Consortium: submission window closed.

Conference Theme: Logo, The Next 50 Years

Interaction Design & Children (IDC 2017) invites researchers and practitioners to share their work on how technology can be designed to improve children’s well being and prospects and seeks to discover how children, their parents, teachers and peers can contribute to the design of new technology. We invite researchers and participants to share thoughts on emerging technologies for children, experiences and insights into designing and evaluating interactive technologies with children, investigations on methods and approaches to designing such technologies, and new theoretical perspectives, all questioning how we can build tomorrow’s technology – together. Any submission related to the IDC interests will be considered toward inclusion in the conference activities and proceedings. We now present the IDC 2017 theme.

Logo: The Next 50 Years

Read More




SRI Education



Stanford Graduate School of Education


Calls for bid to host IDC2019

More information here.