Reward Conditions Modify Children’s Drawing Behaviour

  • Siti Rohkmah Mohd ShukriEmail author
  • Andrew Howes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10645)


Children like to draw, but how do they draw on a touch-screen device and to motivational context for action? Despite the fact that many children choose to draw on tablets there have been few studies about their drawing behaviour. To answer this question, we conducted an empirical study to examine how children aged between 5 to 11 years old adjust their drawing actions on touch surfaces according to extrinsic rewards. The present study suggests that drawing with reward conditions modify drawing behaviour. In essence, we are proposing that children are more motivated to draw better when the reward is harder to achieve than when it is easier. This shows that traces and marks left on screen could be quantified more accurately to understand children’s behaviour better. The purpose of the study is to emphasize the benefit of rewarding effect as feedback to children’s performance when using touch-based tool.


Children’s drawing Reward Motivation Touchscreen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer and Information Sciences DepartmentUniversiti Teknologi PETRONASPerakMalaysia
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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