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Dust or Magic
Pages and Files
Ages and Stages
Code of Ethics
Design Principles, Sources
Digital Plah Doh
Dust or Magic '08
DorM Awards '09
Dust or Magic '10 Presentations
Drop in, Drop out Interactivity
Feelings of Ownership
Is This Learning?
Linking Toys and the Web
Making Scores Meaningful
Panel of Legends
Piaget & Design
Praise & Engagement
Screen Time Redefined
Selling to Schools
Stapler Test, The
Table Sized Multi-Touch
Welcome to the
Dust or Magic
If you have an interest in children's interactive media (IM), this is the place for you. This wiki is designed to accompany the
Dust or Magic Institute
, held each fall on the first Sunday of November, in Lambertville, NJ, and also Dust or Magic AppCamp, held each May in Monterey, CA. Please help us edit these pages and build the wiki.
Don't sell or be evil -- Picky Teacher has sharp eyes.
Participants of AppCamp 2011, at the Asilomar Conference Center
Use the sidebar on the left for key pages: Looking for the Dust or Magic Institute?
You'll find it here
Attending Dust or Magic 2013?
Here's the virtual demo board.
As of May 20, 2013 there is an official Dust or Magic YouTube channel.
Have a look
Dust or Magic eBooks 2
Here's a page for
about Montessori in a multi-touch age.
Here's a page for
table sized multi-touch. Please contribute
is over! The twitter hashtag tag is and always will be
Just embedded a video of Max Whitby telling the story of The Elements.
Some of the Dust or Magic 2010 Presentations have been
calendar of conferences
and meetings of interest to students of children's interactive media. Please curate.
Looking for the Bob Hughes book, Dust or Magic?
Here's the link
Old (Vintage) Stuff
Dust or Magic AppCamp is now history!
for everyone who came!
2007 Dust or Magic
The first ever Dust or Magic AppCamp generated some interesting
Here is Robin and Reyne's AppCamp 2010 presentation as a PDF (in Google Docs)
how to get pr
Dust or Magic 2009 Presentation by
Caroline Wu Flexer, Co-Founder, Duck Duck Moose Design
Instructions on Giving Instructions
Does your product suffer from TV-writer disease? Visit Dr. Strommen for the cure, or read
(a PDF download) that he wrote in 1991.
Design Tips: See the
Technique, implemented nicely by Sarah Daniels and Mickelle Weary (Dust or Magic graduates).
Institute and Wiki Guidelines
• Please disclose your identity and/or bias. It helps to move the conversation along if we (the reader) know who you (the writer) is.
• Here are some tips and guidelines for
• If you criticize something, provide references. Be prepared to back up what you say with concrete examples.
• All content on this wiki must be OK for use in public schools or academic settings. If you see something that isn't, please remove it.
• While this is a collaborative effort, I take responsibility for this content. But I need your help; please fix errors or report old links (my contact information is located at the bottom of the page).
This wiki was originally developed for members of a Fall 2007 NYU class on the Design of Children's Interactive Media
so you'll see links to student blogs, class notes and some projects. It is also the online companion to the
Dust or Magic Institute on the Design of Children's Interactive Media
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this space. Technology really can empower children, and it is a fun time to explore this potential together.
2008 Group Shot
This site is maintained by
Children's Technology Review
, 120 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822, 1-908-284-0404.
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
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