In June I am going to attend the Interaction Design and Children conference in NYC. At the conference, I will be learning more about the status of research in this area and what the future might bring as well as seeking a strong dissertation topic.
The MTAGIC group also had a paper accepted to this conference.
Anthony, L., Brown, Q., Nias, J., and Tate, B. 2013. Examining the Need for Visual Feedback in Gesture Interaction with Mobile Touchscreen Devices for Kids. Proceedings of the International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC’2013), New York, NY, to appear. [pdf]