Apps for Kids Are Not All Bad

Apps for Kids Are Not All Bad

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 828 , Segment 4

Episode: Presidential Pardons, Tech Myths Debunked, Dream Teams

  • Jun 6, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 18:19 mins

Guest: Alexis Hiniker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Human Computer Interaction in the Information School, and Director, User Empowerment Lab, University of Washington Phones, tablets, computers and game consoles are so ubiquitous that it’s impossible to shield kids from their allure. Parents feel like they’re losing the war over screen time – they’re certainly losing many daily battles with their kids over when to put the device down. And the people who design the apps and games on those devices are tipping the scales against parents. Alexis Hiniker’s research in Human Computer Interaction at the University of Washington shows how much difference some simple design changes could make for families.

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