K.K. Lamberty's Research

My current research focuses on helping children notice opportunities for discussing math while they work on designing patchwork quilt blocks that solve mathematical challenges (e.g., "Make a quilt block that is 1/2 red, 2/8 blue, and 1/4 yellow"). Before that, I worked on getting and keeping children engaged with a constructionist design tool for craft and math.

The software that is integral to my research work, DigiQuilt, is a manipulative-based design environment for children to design patchwork quilt blocks and learn about fractions and symmetry along the way. DigiQuilt has been used in classrooms and at home by third through fifth graders for the past seven years over the course of its development.

DigiQuilt software from Kristin Lamberty on Vimeo.


Publications:

Lamberty, K.K., Adams, S., Biatek, J., Froiland, K., and Lapham, J. (2011). Using a large display in the periphery to support children learning through design. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '11). (pp. 62-71) New York, NY: ACM Press.

Lamberty, K.K., Froiland, K., Biatek, J., and Adams, S. (2010). Encouraging Awareness of Peers' Learning Activities Using Large Displays in the Periphery. Extended Abstracts of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI 2010) Atlanta, GA, April 10-15. (pp. 3655-3660). New York, NY: ACM Press.

Lamberty, K.K. (2008). Creating Mathematical Artifacts: Extending Children's Engagement with Math Beyond the Classroom. In J. Cassell (Ed.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference for Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2008). Chicago, IL.

Rick, J. & Lamberty, K.K. (2005). Medium-based design: Extending a medium to create an exploratory learning environment. Interactive Learning Environments, 13(3):179-212.

Lamberty, K.K. & Kolodner, J.L. (2005). Camera Talk: Making the Camera a Partial Participant. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI 2005) Portland, Oregon, April 2-7. (pp. 839-848). New York, NY: ACM Press.

Abrahamson, D., Blikstein, P., Lamberty, K. K., & Wilensky, U. (2005). Mixed-media learning environments. In M. Eisenberg & A. Eisenberg (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference for Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2005). Boulder, Colorado.

Lamberty, K.K. & Kolodner, J.L. (2004). Towards a New Kind of Computational Manipulative: Children Learning Math and Designing Quilts with Manipulatives That Afford Both. In A. Druin, J.P. Hourcade, & S. Kollet (Eds.), Proceedings of Interaction Design and Children (IDC) 2004: Building a Community. (pp. 143-144). New York, NY: ACM Press.

Rick, J. & Lamberty, K. K. (2004). Medium-Based Design: Supporting Bricoleur Designers. In Y. Kafai et al. (Eds.), Embracing Diversity in the Learning Sciences: The proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS). (pp. 630). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. [PDF (long version)] [Word Format]

Lamberty, K.K. & Kolodner, J.L. (2002) Exploring Digital Quilt Design Using Manipulatives as a Math Learning Tool. In P. Bell, R. Stevens, & T. Satwicz (Eds.), Keeping Learning Complex: The proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) (pp.552-553). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. [PDF Format]

Lamberty, K.K., Mitchell, A. Ownesby, J.N., Sternberg, D. & Kolodner, J.L. (2001) SMILE: Promoting transfer in a design-based science classroom. A paper presented at the University of Georgia Department of Instructional Technology's Design: Connect, Create, Collaborate Conference. Athens, Georgia. [PDF Format]

Upcoming and Past Conferences of interest

(CHI2012) - Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2011) - Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2010) - Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2009) - Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2008) - Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2007) - Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2006) - Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2005) - Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(GROUP '10) - Conference on computer-based systems that have an impact on groups, organizations and social networks
(IDC2011) - Interaction Design and Children
(IDC2010) - Interaction Design and Children
(IDC2009) - Interaction Design and Children
(IDC2008) - Interaction Design and Children
(IDC2007) - Interaction Design and Children
(IDC2006) - Interaction Design and Children
(IDC2005) - Interaction Design and Children
(IDC2004) - Interaction Design and Children
(GraceHopper) - Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing




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The views and opinions expressed in this page are strictly those of the page author. The contents of this page have not been reviewed or approved by the University of Minnesota.