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 manipulativebased 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. 6271) 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 1015. (pp.
36553660). 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). Mediumbased design: Extending a
medium to create an exploratory learning environment. Interactive
Learning Environments, 13(3):179212.
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 27. (pp.
839848). New York, NY: ACM Press.
Abrahamson, D., Blikstein, P., Lamberty, K. K., & Wilensky, U. (2005).
Mixedmedia 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. 143144). New York, NY: ACM Press.
Rick, J. & Lamberty, K. K. (2004). MediumBased 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.552553). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. [PDF Format]
Lamberty, K.K., Mitchell, A. Ownesby, J.N., Sternberg, D. & Kolodner, J.L.
(2001) SMILE: Promoting transfer in a designbased 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) 
ComputerHuman Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2011) 
ComputerHuman Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2010) 
ComputerHuman Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2009) 
ComputerHuman Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2008) 
ComputerHuman Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2007) 
ComputerHuman Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2006) 
ComputerHuman Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(CHI2005) 
ComputerHuman Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)
(GROUP '10) 
Conference on computerbased 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

