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Planning the world's most inclusive PD project

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  • Aurora Constantin, University of Edinburgh
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  • Jessica Korte, University of Queensland
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  • Cara Wilson, Queensland University of Technology
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  • Cristina Adriana Alexandru, University of Edinburgh
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  • Judith Good, University of Sussex
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  • Gavin Sim, University of Central Lancashire
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  • Janet Read, University of Central Lancashire
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  • Jerry Alan Fails, Boise State University
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  • Eva Eriksson

Inclusivity is central to Participatory Design (PD) practice, but despite significant efforts in IDC and beyond, it is still hard to achieve during PD, because of a series of barriers (e.g. access to users, language). Such barriers increase especially when it comes to ensuring and supporting the participation of children with varying or complex needs, or when prospective participants are geographically distributed. This workshop aims to create the basis of a distributed PD (DPD) protocol to provide practical advice in overcoming the challenges of ensuring inclusivity for children with varying or complex needs around the world. The protocol will build on the participants' prior experience and on a live PD design session with children and adults, and be guided by discussions around approaches to address a specific design problem while maximising inclusivity across geographical boundaries and research contexts. It is intended to become a springboard for the world's most inclusive Distributed PD project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDC '20: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference: Extended Abstracts
Number of pages8
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication yearJun 2020
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380201
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Event2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference, IDC 2020 - Virtual, Online, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jun 202024 Jun 2020


Conference2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference, IDC 2020
LandUnited Kingdom
ByVirtual, Online
SponsorElsevier, Google, iREAD

    Research areas

  • children, co-design, design, disability, diversity, inclusion, minority populations, participatory design, PD, special needs, CCTD

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