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.
This document was originally published in IDC '19: Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children by the Association for Computing Machinery. Copyright restrictions may apply. doi: 10.1145/3311927.3325165
Fails, Jerry Alan. (2019). "Pushing the Boundaries of Participatory Design with Children with Special Needs". IDC '19: Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 697-705. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3311927.3325165