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Researchers' Toolbox for the Future: Empowering Children to Shape Their Future

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  • Sirkku Kotilainen, Tampere University
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  • Jussi Okkonen, Tampere University
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  • Guna Spurava, Tampere University
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  • Ole Sejer Iversen
  • Netta Iivari, University of Oulu
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  • Marianne Kinnula, University of Oulu
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  • Sumita Sharma, University of Oulu

There is an increasing emphasis on empowering children through co-design and co-creation of technology that shapes their learning, wellbeing and lifestyle, and everyday lived experiences. However, several questions emerge: what does it really mean to empower children, what have we achieved thus far, and where are we headed now, as we fight the ongoing pandemic, and in the future when the pandemic is behind us? This workshop aims to answer such questions by investigating, through a strategy approach, different forms of empowerment of children and related ethical, practical, political, and technological implications, in line with this year's conference theme of "shaping experiences, shaping society." The outcome of the workshop includes a methodological toolbox for researchers working towards empowerment of children and other vulnerable users, with an aim to enable inquiry, design, and critical examination of children's socio-technological futures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI 2020 - Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction : Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society
Number of pages3
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year25 Oct 2020
Article number133
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375795
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2020
Event11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society, NordiCHI 2020 - Virtual, Online, Estonia
Duration: 25 Oct 202029 Oct 2020


Conference11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society, NordiCHI 2020
ByVirtual, Online
SeriesACM International Conference Proceeding Series

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    Research areas

  • Critical Design Methods, Empowerment and Children, Researchers Toolbox, Socio-Technological Futures

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