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)
Editor: Boujut, Jean-François ; Cascini, Gaetano ; Ahmed-Kristensen, Saeema ; Georgiev, Georgi V. ; Iivari, Netta
Author: Cortés Orduña, Marta (1); Sánchez Milara, Iván (1); Kinnula, Marianne (2); Molin-Juustila, Tonja (2); Oikarinen, Anne-Marie (2); Riekki, Jukka (1)
Institution: 1: Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland; 2: INTERACT, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/ICDC.2020.22
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.
Keywords: children, co-design, design circle, design methodologies, brainstorming, evaluation, tangible interaction