Pushing the Boundaries of Participatory Design with Children

Aurora Constantin, Jessica Korte, Jerry Alan Fails, Judith Good, Cristina Alexandru, Mihaela Dragomir, Helen Pain, Juan Pablo Hourcade, Eva Eriksson, Annalu Waller, Franca Garzotto

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Abstract / Description of output

Despite its inherent challenges, participatory design (PD) has unique benefits when designing technology for children, especially children with special needs. Researchers have developed a multitude of PD approaches to accommodate specific populations. However, a lack of understanding of the appropriateness of existing approaches across contexts presents a challenge for PD researchers. This workshop will provide an opportunity for PD researchers to exchange and reflect on their experiences of designing with children with special needs. We aim to identify, synthesize and collate PD best practices across contexts and participant groups.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2019)
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-6690-8
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2019
Event2019 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) - Boise, United States
Duration: 12 Jun 201915 Jun 2019


Conference2019 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC)
Abbreviated titleIDC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Participatory Design
  • PD
  • co-design
  • methodology
  • best practice
  • children
  • special needs
  • reflection


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