NetWorking News - A Method for Engaging Children Actively In Design

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  • Peter Nørregaard, Department of Information and Media Studies, Denmark
  • Christian Dindler
  • Jonas Fritsch, Department of Information and Media Studies, Denmark
  • Ole Sejer Iversen
  • Christina Nielsen, Department of Computer Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Jonas Andersen, Department of Information and Media Studies, Denmark
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Information and Media Studies
For many years cooperative design was primarily concerned with the development of IT supported systems for professional users. However, the cooperative design approach can embrace other social practices such as children’s everyday life. At a methodological level there is no difference in designing with adults or children. However there is a need for new methods to support communication and collaboration between designers and children. This article proposes a new method for understandings children’s appropriation of new technology in an interactive workshop setting. The method, which we call the Networking News workshop, offers an opportunity to make first hand studies of children’s IT supported social activities in an informal classroom setting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings for the 26th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 26)
Number of pages11
Publication year2003
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventIRIS 26 - Haikko Manor, Porvoo, Finland
Duration: 9 Aug 200312 Aug 2003
Conference number: 26


ConferenceIRIS 26
ByHaikko Manor, Porvoo

    Research areas

  • Cooperative design, children, mobile technology, pervasive computing, education

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