Digital Kids and Disruption

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Dr. Norman Lewis says that kids today look at technology as a means for self expression. So his key point is that kids are drawn to technology not because of the coolness of tech or innovation, but more as a means of interaction.

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  • Digital children and the future of disruptive innovation
  • Digital Kids and Disruption

    1. You ain't seen anything yet… Digital children and the future of disruptive innovation Norman Lewis WGC MobilecampLondon Saturday 29 September2007
    2. Insane moments… <ul><li>The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again … </li></ul><ul><li>and expect different results ! </li></ul><ul><li>Albert Einstein </li></ul>
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    4. Digital Children <ul><li>An important motif of the process of the internalisation of digital technology into childhood is tension between the agenda of adults and those of young people </li></ul>
    5. A clash of cultures? <ul><li>Parents regard new technology as an educational tool while children regard it as a medium of entertainment and connectivity; </li></ul><ul><li>Parents approach to the new media is underwritten by the imperative of risk minimisation while children use it in part to gain a measure of freedom from adult supervision. </li></ul>
    6. The evasion of the adult gaze The changing character of childhood – particularly the shift from outdoors to indoors - means children want digital applications that are under their control, help them to pass time, provide entertainment, connect with peers and evade adult supervision
    7. Self-expression as a state of being <ul><li>Young people are facing not so much a problem of communication but that of self-expression </li></ul>
    8. Identity and reputation
    9. Creativity and sharing <ul><li>The search for acknowledgment is the key to online activity </li></ul>
    10. <ul><li>self-expression as itself a form of communication </li></ul>
    11. Communication has become modified
    12. Yesterday
    13. Today
    14. <ul><li>the communication of content has become less significant than the network of communication </li></ul>
    15. Collage culture and digital expertise <ul><li>Young people are drawn to technologies that are readily personalised and which can be used individually; </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining one’s social status depends on the ability to personalise new technology; </li></ul><ul><li>Skills are acquired incidentally while popular culture becomes a palette with which to paint the self. </li></ul>
    16. Myths
    17. Children are not naturally good with technology
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    20. Enormous creative potential
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    24. Thank You [email_address] www.wgrids.com Skype: nolewis21

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