Dr Robert Joseph Sheehan

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Senior Tutor

Biography

Senior Tutor

Research | Current

Programming environments for children - in particular graphical and programming by demonstration environments

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Moors, L., & Sheehan, R. J. (2017). Aiding the transition from novice to traditional programming environments. IDC '17 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 509-514. New York, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. 10.1145/3078072.3084317
  • Sheehan, R. J., & Sheehan, S. (2015). Beautiful and Usable. Paper presented at ACM SIGCHI Interaction Design and Children 2015, Boston, United States. 21 June - 24 June 2015. IDC 2015 Workshop: Every Child a Coder? Research Challenges for a 5-18 Programming Curriculum. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28082
  • Sheehan, R. J. (2014). Moving a Desktop Physics-Based Programming System to a Tablet. Paper presented at Interaction Design and Children 2014, Aarhus, Denmark. 17 June - 20 June 2014. (pp. 4). Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25214
  • Sheehan, R., Cho, D., & Park, J. H. (2012). Improving on a physics-based programming system for children. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 10.1145/2307096.2307154
  • Luxton-Reilly, A. J., Denny, P., Plimmer, B., & Sheehan, R. (2012). Activities, affordances and attitude: How student-generated questions assist learning. Paper presented at ITiCSE'12: 7th ACM annual conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Haifa, Israel. 3 July - 5 July 2012. ITiCSE '12 Proceedings of the 17th ACM annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education. (pp. 6). 10.1145/2325296.2325302
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Beryl Plimmer, Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Paul Denny
  • Sheehan, R., Cho, D., & Park, J. H. (2012). Improving on a physics-based programming system for children. IDC '12 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 312-315. Bremen, Germany. 10.1145/2307096.2307154
  • Blagojevic, R., Chen, X., Tan, R., Sheehan, R., & Plimmer, B. (2012). Using tangible drawing tools on a capacitive multi-touch display. Proceedings of the 26th Annual BCS Interaction Specialist Group Conference on People and Computers, 315-320. Birmingham, UK. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Beryl Plimmer
  • Sheehan, R. J. (2011). Constructionism, Programming and Touch Interfaces. Paper presented at Child Computer Interaction 2nd Workshop on UI Technologies and Their Impact on Educational Pedagogy - Workshop in Conjunction with CHI 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 7 May - 12 May 2011.

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Primary location

SCIENCE CENTRE - MATHPHYSIC - Bldg 303
Level 4, Room 409
38 PRINCES ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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