Using grounded theory methods to inform the design of an authoring tool

Aurora Constantin, Helen Pain, Annalu Waller

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Abstract

This paper presents and reflects on how Grounded Theory Methods (GTM) have enabled the construction of a conceptual framework for social story interventions, with the aim of informing the design of an authoring tool to support practitioners in developing social stories. Social stories are broadly used to enhance social interaction in children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC). The paper focuses on methodological issues rather than the outcomes. Five lessons have been drawn out with the intention of providing a guide for those who intend to apply GTM in order to inform the design of computer-based educational tools for ASC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference: Sand, Sea and Sky - Holiday HCI, HCI 2014
EditorsJanet Read, Matt Horton, Gavin Sim, Daniel Fitton
Place of PublicationSouthport, UK
PublisherBCS Learning and Development Ltd
Pages177-182
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference: Sand, Sea and Sky - Holiday HCI, HCI 2014 - Southport, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sep 201412 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameElectronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
PublisherBCS Learning and Development Ltd.
ISSN (Electronic)1477-9358

Conference

Conference28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference: Sand, Sea and Sky - Holiday HCI, HCI 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySouthport
Period9/09/1412/09/14

Keywords

  • Authoring tools
  • Autism
  • Design
  • Grounded theory methods

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