Utilizing technology to support the development of empathy

Shaundra Bryant Daily, Karen Brennan
2008 Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Interaction design and children - IDC '08  
Empathy is a fundamental component of positive and productive human relationships. In the context of civic engagement, the ability to "stand in the shoes of another" increases opportunities to avoid miscommunication and misunderstandings, to work together in cooperative settings, and, as a result create innovative solutions to social issues. In this proposal, we present a fourteen-week workshop being conducted with a diverse group of middle school children to use technology to foster the
more » ... o foster the development of empathy and support civic engagement.
doi:10.1145/1463689.1463704 dblp:conf/acmidc/DailyB08 fatcat:6w7hcyqmz5f67ez64nuoqhuheu