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A systematic survey on embodied cognition: 11 years of research in child–computer interaction

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Article number100478
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>30/09/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction
Number of pages17
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date30/03/22
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Embodied cognition is a concept that has been extensively explored by scholars within the Child–Computer Interaction community. However, there is a lack of a synthesis of this research to clarify the field's benefits and drawbacks. This paper presents a survey of articles published between 2010 and 2020 in the Interaction Design and Children (IDC) conference and the International Journal of Child–Computer Interaction (IJCCI). We retrieved 158 papers using the keyword ”embodied cognition” and its derivatives. Further screening narrowed these down to 43. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the current landscape of ‘embodied’ research by reporting the most common subject areas of application, forms, and modes of embodiment, and the role of children and adults. Our contribution is twofold: we highlight the main trends around these themes within the field, and we provide eight critical areas of future research. By illustrating new challenges and opportunities, we aim to support the growth of this area of research within the CCI community.