Toward a Technology-based Tool to Support Idea Generation During Participatory Design with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Aurora Constantin, Juan Pablo Hourcade

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Abstract

Our research explores the development of a novel technology-based prototype to support children and designers during brainstorming, one of the most challenging activities within Participatory Design (PD). This paper describes a proof-of-concept prototype for a tool that aims to empower children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) during PD to maximise their contributions to the design and their own benefits. Preliminary results revealed that the prototype has the potential for reducing anxiety in children with ASD, and supports unlocking their creativity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM
Pages385-387
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5650-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2018
Event20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - Galway, Ireland
Duration: 22 Oct 201824 Oct 2018
https://assets18.sigaccess.org/index.html

Publication series

NameASSETS '18
PublisherACM

Conference

Conference20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Abbreviated titleASSETS'18
CountryIreland
CityGalway
Period22/10/1824/10/18
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Keywords

  • autism
  • brainstorming
  • children
  • design methods
  • participatory design requirements

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