Before passing along their request to you, I called them and spoke to them about their research. It sounds pretty interesting.
It’s an academic study – not funded by any toy company or book publisher. They’re interested in investigating a product that would enhance an illustrated book with online information. So for instance, it might be that a child clicks on a picture of a dolphin and gets some facts about dolphins. Or maybe the child is instructed to click on all of the nouns on a page and the device counts the number of nouns the child successfully finds.
I’ve asked them to share with us the results of their survey so we can blog about it. The results should ready in August.
Here’s the survey: