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Deceive or Democratize? – PD and Children with Special Needs

Conference contribution
Authors Peter Börjesson
Olof Torgersson
Eva Eriksson
Published in 16th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. Stanford, USA. Accepted Position paper for the workshop: Analyzing Children’s Contributions and Experiences in Co-design Activities
Publication year 2017
Published at Department of Computer Science and Engineering (GU)
Language en
Subject categories Human Computer Interaction

Abstract

This position paper is based on our experiences from conducting fieldwork and participatory design together with developmentally diverse children and their teachers in the special education context. We will briefly present the concepts of acceptance and understanding, and then give an example from a participatory design workshop in which the children designed a collaborative game. Based on the this we ask the question “Are we deceiving them?” and present three points for discussion: 1. Many of the design ideas were not that usable, even if a lot was learnt about collaboration etc. 2. Researchers may pick up on ideas from the children that are not the most important ideas for the children. 3. It may be hard for children to identify their contribution in a final design, as it can be hard to recognize the elements they consider to be their contribution.

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