Parents, Share Your Perspectives on Computational Toys&Kits with Us

We are interviewing parents to learn their perspectives on their children’s use of computational toys and kits. If you (1) have a child between 3-9 years old and (2) the child has experience with coding toys or apps, we are eager to learn your perspectives on your child’s play with these coding toys and apps! Your insights will help designers and researchers better support parents in future computational toys and kits design. The computational toys and apps include but are not limited to:

  • Computational toys: Bee-Bot, Blue-Bot, Code-a-pillar, Coding Awbie, COJI, Cubetto, Dash & Dot, Hello Ruby, KIBO, MeeperBots, Plobot, Pro-Bot, Cubelets, Robot Mouse, Robot Turtles, Thymio Robot, etc.

  • Computational apps: Cargo-Bot, Codeable Crafts, LightBot, Move the Turtle, RoboZZle, Run Marco!, ScratchJr, The Foos, etc.

This study includes two stages and will take around 60 minutes:

  • Stage 1: A 3-minute survey that asks for your consent to this study and how frequently your child uses computational toys and kits.

  • Stage 2: We will interview you to learn about your perspectives on your child’s use of computational toys and kits, such as your and your child’s roles in the play activity and the perceived benefits. After the interview, we will email you a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

To participate in this study, sign in the study at http://bit.ly/yutoy and schedule a time for an audio/video interview. All your responses will be confidential and no names will be linked to the information you provide. If you have any questions, please let us know, contact Junnan Yu at junnan.yu@colorado.edu.

We are looking forward to your participation!