Planning the World’s Most Inclusive PD Project

Aurora Constantin, Jessica Korte, Cara Wilson, Cristina Alexandru, Judith Good, Gavin Sim, Janet Read, Jerry Alan Fails, Eva Eriksson

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Abstract / Description of output

Inclusivity is central to Participatory Design (PD) practice, but despite significant efforts in IDC and beyond, it is still hard to achieve during PD, because of a series of barriers (e.g. access to users, language). Such barriers increase especially when it comes to ensuring and supporting the participation of children with varying or complex needs, or when prospective participants are geographically distributed. This workshop aims to create the basis of a distributed PD (DPD) protocol to provide practical advice in overcoming the challenges of ensuring inclusivity for children with varying or complex needs around the world. The protocol will build on the participants’ prior experience and on a live PD design session with children and adults, and be guided by discussions around approaches to address a specific design problem while maximising inclusivity across geographical boundaries and research contexts. It is intended to become a springboard for the world’s most inclusive Distributed PD project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference: Extended Abstracts
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380201
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2020
Event2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jun 202024 Jun 2020


Conference2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC)
Abbreviated titleIDC 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Participatory design
  • PD
  • children
  • inclusion
  • special needs
  • diversity
  • minority populations
  • disability
  • design
  • co-design


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