publications

Book chapters

Sylla, C., Coutinho, C., Branco, P. (2015). Play Platforms for Children's Creativity. In N. Zagalo, P. Branco (Eds.). Creativity in the Digital Age. Springer Series on Cultural Computing, (pp. 223-243). ISBN 978-1-4471-6680-1, http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4471-6681-8_12


Sylla, C., Gonçalves, S., Branco, P., Coutinho, C. 2012. t-words: Playing with Sounds and Creating Narratives. In Proceedings of ACE '12, 9th    International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 3-5, Springer: Lecture Notes In Computer Science, Anton Nijholt, Teresa Romão and Dennis Reidsma (ed.),pp. 565-568, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34292-9.


Chisik, Y., Antle, A., Birtles, B., Márquez, E., Sylla, C. (2014). The Kathmandu Children Entertainment Workshops. In A. Cheok, A. Nijholt, T. Romão (Eds.). Entertaining the Whole World (pp. 5-21). Human–Computer Interaction Series 2014, Springer. 

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4471-6446-3.


Journals

Sylla, C., Pereira, I., Coutinho, C., Branco, P. (2016). Digital Manipulatives as Scaffolds for Preschoolers’ Language Development, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, 4(3), (pp.439-449). DOI: 10.1109/TETC.2015.2500099


Sylla, C., Coutinho, C., Branco, P., Müller, W. (2015). Investigating the use of digital manipulatives for storytelling in pre-school. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 39-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2015.10.001

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212868915000197.    


Sylla, C., Coutinho, C., Branco, P. (2014). A Digital Manipulative for Embodied "Stage-Narrative" Creation . Entertainment Computing, Elsevier 5(4), (pp. 495–507). doi:10.1016/j.entcom.2014.08.011


C. S. Lee, J. C. Yang, J. Secretan, C. Sylla,  P. Branco (Eds.) (2012). Supporting, Managing, & Sustaining Creativity and Cognition through Technology. International Journal on Knowledge Management and e-Learning, 4 (2).    


Sylla, C., Branco, P., Coutinho, C., Coquet, M.E. (2012). TUIs vs. GUIs: comparing the learning potential with preschoolers. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. SPRINGER 16(4), (pp.421-432). ISSN: 1617-4909. (JCR ISI IF 2009: 1.554), DOI: 10.1007/s00779-011-0407-z.

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Proceedings

        Sylla, C., Oliveira, E., Dantas, J., Carvalho, V., Branco, P. (2015). Record, Play, Go… In Proceedings of the 12th International
        Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE'15, Iskandar, Malaysia, Nov 16-19. New York, NY: ACM
        Press.

        Dantas, J., Sylla, C., Branco, P., Carvalho, V., Oliveira, E. (2015). t-stories: Improving and Expanding t-words. In Proceedings
        of the 12th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE'15, Iskandar, Malaysia, Nov
        16-19. New York, NY: ACM Press.

Figueiredo, A.C., Sylla, C., Branco, P., Zagalo, N. (2014). Merry Go Round: a Physical, Virtual, Physical… Toy. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE'14, Funchal, Portugal, Nov 11-14. New York, NY: ACM Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2663806.2663812.

 

Sylla, C., Figueiredo, AC., Pinto, AL., Branco, P., Zagalo, N.(2014). Merging Physical and Digital White Canvas to Unleash Children’s Creativity. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE'14, Funchal, Portugal, Nov 11-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2693787.2693807

 

Sylla, C., Gonçalves, S., Brito,P., Branco,P., Coutinho, C. (2013). A Tangible Platform for Mixing and Remixing Narratives. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE'13, Boekelo, The Netherlands, November 12-15 (pp. 630-633). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-03160-6 (Print) 978-3-319-03161-3 (Online).

 

Sylla, C. (2013). Designing aTangible Interface for Collaborative Storytelling to Access ‘Embodiment’ and Meaning Making. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC'13, New York, US, June (pp. 651-654). New York, NY: ACM Press. DOI: 10.1145/2485760.2485881.

 

Arif, A, Sylla, C. (2013). AComparative Evaluation of Touch and Pen Gestures for Adult and Child Users. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC'13, New York, US, June (pp. 392-395). New York, NY: ACM Press. DOI: 10.1145/2485760.2485804.

 

Pinto, A.L., Sylla, C., Figueiredo, A.C., Branco, P., Zagalo, N., Coquet, E., Qi, J., Freed, N. (2013). BridgingBooks: Printed Media as a Support for Digital Experiences. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC'13, New York, US, June. New York, NY: ACM Press.

 

Sylla, C., Gonçalves, S., Branco, P., Coutinho, C. (2013). Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers – anInterface for Playful Language Exploration. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '13 Extended Abstracts, Paris, France, April 27-02 May (pp. 3127-3130). New York, NY: ACM Press. DOI: 10.1145/2468356.2479627.

 

Sylla, C. (2013). Designing a LongTerm Study Evaluating a Physical Interface for Preschoolers. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI '13, Barcelona, Spain, Feb 10-13 (pp. 363-364). New York, NY: ACM Press. DOI: 10.1145/2460625.2460695.

 

Sylla, C., Gonçalves, S., Branco, P., Coutinho, C. (2012). t-words: Playing with Sounds and Creating Narratives. In A. Nijholt, T. Romão & D. Reidsma (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE'12, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 3-5 (pp. 565-568). Lecture Notes In Computer Science, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34292-9.

 

Sylla, C., Medeiros, M. A, Coutinho, C. P., Branco, P., Coquet, E., Zagalo, N. (2012). Tocar, Organizar, Criar. In A. A. A. Carvalho, et al. (orgs.). Atas do Encontro sobre Jogos e Mobile Learning (pp. 151-156). Braga: CIEd. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/20897.

 

Sylla, C., Gonçalves, S., Brito, P., Branco, P., Coutinho, C. (2012). t-books – Merging Traditional Storybooks WithElectronics. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC'12, Bremen, Germany, June 12-15 (pp. 323-326). New York, NY: ACM Press. DOI: 10.1145/2307096.2307157.

 

Coutinho, C. P., Branco, P., Sylla, C., Zagalo, N. & Coquet, E. (2012). Desenvolvimento da nova geração de materiais híbridos. II Fórum de Investigação em Ciências e Politicas da Educação, FICPE2012, Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto, Maio 10 -11.

 

Qi, J., Freed, N., Sylla, C., Branco, P. (2011). Beyond the Binding: Exploring the Future Book. In Proceedings of ACM Creativity & Cognition 2011, C&C'11, GE, USA, November 3-6 (pp. 445-446). New York, NY: ACM Press. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/15914.

 

Sylla, C., Branco, P., Coutinho, C. (2011). Developing a Tangible Interface for Storytelling. In Proceedings of TEI'11 Work-in-Progress Workshop, Fifth international Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI'11, Funchal, Portugal, Jan 23–26 (pp. 43-48). http://hdl.handle.net/1822/19423.

 

Sylla, C., Ângelo, P., Coutinho, C., Branco, P., Zagalo, N., Coquet, E. (2011). Is it a book…is it a game?… No, it is TOK! In Moreira et al. (Eds.).Old Meets New: Media in Education – Proceedings of the 61st International Council for Educational Media and the 13th International Symposium on Computers in Education (ICEM&SIIE'2011) Joint Conference, University of Aveiro, Portugal (pp. 902-904). ISBN: 978-972-789-347-8.

 

Sylla, C., Branco, P., Coutinho, C., Coquet, M.E. & Skaroupka, D. (2011). TOK - Developing a Tangible Platform for Storytelling. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011. Chesapeake, VA: AACE, Lisbon, Portugal, June 27-Juli 1 (pp. 1220-1227). http://hdl.handle.net/1822/12717.

 

Sylla, C., Branco, P., Coutinho, C., Coquet, M.E., Škaroupka D. (2011). TOK – a Tangible Interface for Storytelling. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'11 Extended Abstracts, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 7-12 (pp. 1363-1368). New York, NY: ACM Press. DOI: 10.1145/1979742.1979775.

 

Sylla, C., Brandão, A., Martins, C., Ferreira, M.J., Branco, P. (2010). Seeenergy, Artech2010, 5ª Conferência Internacional de Arte Digital, Universidade do Minho, 22-23 Abril, 2010. http://www.artech-international.com/artech2010/Artech_Proceedings_ISBN_9789899616318.pdf

 

Sylla, C. (2010) Get the picture?:evaluating interfaces through children's drawings. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'10 Extended Abstracts, Atlanta, Georgia, USA April 10-15 (pp. 4381-4386). New York, NY: ACM Press. DOI:10.1145/1753846.1754157.

 

Sylla, C., Branco, P., Coutinho, C., Coquet, M.E. (2009). Storytelling through drawings: evaluating tangibleinterfaces for children. in Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'09 Extended Abstracts, Boston, MA, USA April 4-9 (pp. 3461-3466). New York, NY: ACM Press. DOI: 10.1145/1753846.1754157

 

Sylla, C., Branco, P. (2008). Finalmente Limpinho! Interface física para os meus primeiros contactos com a higiene oral. Interacção 2008, 3ª Conferência Nacional em Interacção Pessoa-Máquina, University of Évora, Portugal, Oktober 15-17.

 

Sylla, C., Branco, P. (2008). Virtually Brushing my Tooth, Artech2008, 4th  International Conference on Digital Arts, 2008, Portuguese Catholic University, Porto. 


Organised ACM Workshops

Sylla, C., Figueiredo, AC., Pinto, AL., Branco, P., Zagalo, N. (2014). Merging Physical and Digital White Canvas to Unleash Children’s Creativity. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE'14, Funchal, Portugal, Nov 11-14.


Pinto, A.L., Sylla, C., Figueiredo, A.C., Branco, P., Zagalo, N., Coquet, E., Qi, J., Freed, N. 2013. Bridging Books: Printed Media as a Support for Digital Experiences. IDC '13, 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, New York, US, June ACM Press.


Sylla, C., Gonçalves, S., Branco, P., Coutinho, C. t-words: Playing with Sounds and Creating Narratives. Kids workshop –  International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE'12 Kathmandu – Nepal. 


Qi, J., Freed, N., Sylla, C., Branco, P. 2011. Beyond the Binding: Exploring the Future Book. C&C '11, 8th ACM conference on Creativity and Cognition, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GE, USA, November 3-6, ACM Press pp. 445-446.


Sylla, C., Ângelo, P., Coutinho, C., Branco, P., Zagalo, N., Coquet, E. 2011.  Is it a book…is it a game?… No, it is TOK! In Moreira et al. (eds.).Old Meets New: Media in Education – Proceedings of the 61st International Council for Educational Media and the 13th International Symposium on Computers in Education (ICEM&SIIE'2011) Joint Conference, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 902-904. ISBN: 978-972-789-347-8.


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