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FUBImethod: Strategies to engage Children in the Co-Design of Full-Body Interactive Experiences

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  • Marie-Monique Schaper, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • Ole Sejer Iversen
  • Narcís Parés, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  • Laura Malinverni, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
In this paper, we present the FUBImethod, a method based on six stages to co-design interactive experiences based on Full-Body Interaction. The FUBImethod aims specifically to engage children in co-design processes and to benefit from their natural playfulness and expertise in movement. This approach allows designers to go beyond the surface level of content-driven ideas by raising awareness of the body and space, and by proposing techniques that help the design team to understand and incorporate the specific qualities that constitute Full-Body Interaction. We also propose strategies to strengthen the children's perspective in the design process in reaching a common agreement in the design goals and the selection of adequate design choices within the design team. We ground our theoretical discussions on the outcomes of the research project “Evaluation-Driven Design”, the goal of which was the exploration and definition of adequate research and design methods in Full-Body Interaction.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Human-Computer Studies
Volume132
Pages (from-to)52-69
Number of pages18
ISSN1071-5819
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • CCTD, Co-design, Design methods, Full-Body Interaction, Children, Embodiment

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