Pushing the Boundaries of Participatory Design with Children with Special Needs

Aurora Constantin, Jessica Korte, Jerry Alan Falis, Judith Good, Cristina Adriana Alexandru, Mihaela Dragomir, Helen Pain, Juan Pablo Hourcade, Eva Eriksson, Annalu Waller, Franca Garzotto

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDC '19
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366908
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2019


  • Best practice
  • Children
  • Co-design
  • Methodology
  • PD
  • Participatory Design
  • Reflection
  • Special needs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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