Exploring the space of near-future design with children

Stringer, Mark, Harris, Eric and Fitzpatrick, Geraldine (2006) Exploring the space of near-future design with children. In: Proceedings of the 4th Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction: changing roles, New York, NY, USA.

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This paper describes a series of user-centred design sessions conducted with children of varying ages to explore near-future applications of sensor-based technologies. We explain how a review of each session resulted in redesign of the activity and the identification of modifiable aspects of the design process, that when changed, result in richer understandings of possible applications and underlying values. From this we identify modifiable aspects: problem statement, ideation, technology introduction and outputs. We discuss the potential advantages of a ¿saltationist¿ (one that jumps around) approach to an exploration of the space of design activities as opposed to a more incremental and evolutionary approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Eric Harris
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:00
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 13:25
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29050
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