Alves-Oliveira, P., Paiva, A., Arriaga, P., & Hoffman, G. (2017).
YOLO, a Robot for Creativity: A Co-Design Study with Children

In Proc. of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC) : 423-429
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This paper describes the design and development of YOLO, a social robot aimed at boosting creativity in children. Creativity is one of the most sought-after competencies as we move from industrialized economies, in which standardized knowledge was imperative, to creative economies, where the ability to innovate is crucial for the workforce. YOLO is a robot to be used by children as a tool to boost new ideas and stimulate their creativity. This paper describes how established educational strategies that enhance creativity were combined with co-designing with children as informants to reach the the prototype design of the robot.