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Plan&Do: a technology probe supporting children with intellectual disabilities in leisure activities

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  • Eva Eriksson
  • Olof Torgersson, University of Gothenburg, Sverige
  • Annika Melin, Språkbussen, Sverige
In this paper, we discuss possibilities for how digital tools can support children with intellectual disabilities to carry out leisure activities. Leisure activities play an important role for physiological and psychological well-being, but children with intellectual disabilities carry out less leisure activities than others. In order to investigate what factors are important for supporting children with intellectual disabilities to carry out leisure activities, we have developed a mobile application, Plan&Do, acting as a technology probe. The contribution of this paper is based on results from a situated evaluation, and consist of a raised awareness of the many challenges parents and children face when choosing and preparing for taking part in a leisure activity, as well as early results from how this can be supported, and directions for future work.
Udgivelsesår18 jun. 2018
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 18 jun. 2018
BegivenhedInteraction Design and Children conference - NTNU, Trondheim, Norge
Varighed: 26 jun. 201829 jun. 2018


KonferenceInteraction Design and Children conference


  • Ccild-computer interaction, Mobile computing, leisure, Special needs

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