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Tonja Molin-Juustila, Marianne Kinnula, Netta Iivari, Leena Kuure & Eija Halkola (2015) Multiple voices in ICT design with children – a nexus analytical enquiry, Behaviour & Information Technology, 34:11, 1079-1091, DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2014.1003327

Multiple voices in ICT design with children : a nexus analytical enquiry

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Author: Molin-Juustila, Tonja1; Kinnula, Marianne1; Iivari, Netta1;
Organizations: 1Department of Information Processing Science, University of Oulu
2English Philology, University of Oulu
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Informa, 2015
Publish Date: 2017-10-18


Children’s participation in information and communication technology (ICT) design is an established interdisciplinary research field. Methods for children’s participation have been developed, but a closer link between theory and design has been called for, as well as an examination of various participants influencing children’s participation in ICT design. This paper addresses these gaps by introducing the research strategy of nexus analysis as a promising theoretical framework. Especially the concepts of ‘interaction order’ and ‘historical body’ are utilised in the analysis of six empirical studies on ICT design with children. The analysis shows that through the participating children there were also ‘others’ involved, multiple voices to be heard, often invisible but informing design. Some of these ‘others’ have already been acknowledged in literature but the issue has not been examined in depth and common vocabulary for this is lacking. Some practical implications will be offered by illustrating how to consider these concepts in different phases of ICT design: when establishing relationships with children, involving children as participant designers and analysing the results of these participative processes.

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Series: Behaviour & information technology
ISSN: 0144-929X
ISSN-E: 1362-3001
ISSN-L: 0144-929X
Volume: 34
Issue: 11
Pages: 1079 - 1091
DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2014.1003327
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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