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.
|18 Jun 2018
|Number of pages
|Published - 18 Jun 2018
|Interaction Design and Children conference - NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 26 Jun 2018 → 29 Jun 2018
|Interaction Design and Children conference
|26/06/2018 → 29/06/2018