Title: Designing for and with developmentally diverse children. Opponent: Professor Ole Sejer Iversen, School of Communication and Culture - Information Science, Aarhus University
Nowadays, children use technology every day and as children are growing up with interactive technologies, the ways they play, learn and interact with others are changing. It is therefore important to understand how children can take part in the design of these technologies. However, involving children in the design process is not without challenges as it can be hard to involve children and adults on equal terms. For children in special education additional challenges are often introduced, not only related to the involvement of adults, but around providing familiarity and structure during design activities. The aim of this thesis is to contribute to the knowledge on how to involve developmentally diverse children in the design process of technology. This has been explored through a two-year long design process taking place in the special education context. Conducting design activities in the children¿s school, with support of familiar teachers and assistants, help to provide familiarity and structure. As design activities need to be adapted to conform to the practice of school, the relationships and mutual understanding between the researcher and children, and between researcher and teachers or assistants stand out as important.
Föreläsare: Peter Börjesson
Tid: 13:15 - 15:00
Plats: room Windows, 3rd floor in building Kuggen, Department of Applied IT, Lindholmsplatsen 1, Campus Lindholmen, Göteborg.
Kontaktperson: Pär Meiling