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

Eva Eriksson, Olof Torgersson, Annika Melin

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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.
Original languageDanish
Publication date18 Jun 2018
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2018
EventInteraction Design and Children conference - NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 26 Jun 201829 Jun 2018


ConferenceInteraction Design and Children conference

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