Chapter 10

Scaffolding

Keywords

Scaffolding, training wheels, foreshadow, prompting, path

When one puts up a building one makes an elaborate scaffold to get everything into its proper place. But when one takes the scaffold down, the building must stand by itself with no trace of the means by which it was erected. That is how a musician should work.

—Andres Segovia

Description

Scaffolding is the creation of a design that promotes autonomous learning by employing actions that encourage users to develop their own cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills.

Application to NUI

Our vision of NUIs is relatively simple to state in principle, but can be very hard to achieve in practice. That vision is that the user moves from “novice” to “expert” ...

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