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Cortés Orduña, M., Sánchez Milara, I., Kinnula, M., Molin-Juustila, T., Oikarinen, A.-M., & Riekki, J. (2020). LET’S HEAR CHILDREN’S VOICE. AN IMPLEMENTATION OF A DESIGN PROCESS MODEL TO UNDERSTAND CHILDREN’S VIEWS ON TANGIBLE INTERACTION. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2020). Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity.

Let’s hear children’s voice : an implementation of a design process model to understand children’s views on tangible interaction

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Author: Orduña, Marta Cortés1; Milara, Iván Sánchez1; Kinnula, Marianne2;
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2INTERACT, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: The Design Society, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-09-07


Children provide innovative insights and perspectives when designing and evaluating prospective technologies and interaction methods. However, working with children as design informants requires careful consideration of the methodologies used in different steps of the design process. In this paper, we present our insights on a case-study of a design process with 24 children (9—12-year-olds), aiming for understanding children’s view on new technologies and their perception on tangible interaction. We utilized a lightweight design process model: children first reflected on the use of technologies and participated in an ideation session. Based on the results, researchers built prototypes which were evaluated by the children in the final step of the process. We expect our learnings to help researchers in the field of collaborative design when organizing design activities with children.

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ISBN: 978-1-912254-11-8
Pages: 176 - 183
DOI: 10.35199/ICDC.2020.22
Host publication: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2020). 26-28 August 2020, Oulu, Finland
Host publication editor: Boujut, Jean-François
Cascini, Gaetano
Ahmed-Kristensen, Saeema
Georgiev, Georgi V.
Iivari, Netta
Conference: International Conference on Design Creativity
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Copyright information: © The Authors 2020. CC-BY-NC (Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence).