Participant Perspectives on their Membership in an Intergenerational Participatory Design Team

Participatory Design (PD) gives users a voice in the design of technologies they are meant to use by including users in the technology design process. PD methods have been adapted for research with children to facilitate the creation of technologies that better meet children’s desires and expectations. While the benefits HCI practitioners receive from working with children in PD can include developing more child-centric interfaces, spending less time on testing after a technology is developed, and finding surprising new innovations, research is less clear on the participants’ perceptions of their involvement on PD teams—specifically, what do they gain from their participation?

Spring 2017
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Brenna McNally
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