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The role definition matrix: Creating a shared understanding of children's participation in the design process

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  • Wolmet Barendregt, Göteborgs Universitet
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  • Mathilde M. Bekker, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
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  • Peter Börjesson, Göteborgs Universitet
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  • Eva Eriksson
  • Olof Torgersson, Göteborgs Universitet

In this paper we propose the Role Definition Matrix that helps authors to describe more precisely the involvement of children in the design process. Although the previously defined roles for children (user, tester, informant, and design partner) have had a positive impact on researchers' and designers' awareness of the different ways to involve children in the design process, the Role Definition Matrix clarifies what was exactly done during a project, enables the reader to understand the credibility of the design decisions presented, avoids the misuse of certain terminology, and enables the consideration of trade-offs between the different roles. We propose to describe children's involvement in terms of the phases in design (Requirements, Design and Evaluation) and activity in relation to designer (Indirect, Feedback, Dialogue, Elaboration) during these phases. We present the Role Definition Matrix, including examples, and invite other researchers to use it as a tool to present their work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2016 - The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Number of pages6
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Publication year21 Jun 2016
Pages577-582
ISBN (Electronic)9781450343138
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2016
Event15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2016 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jun 201624 Jun 2016

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2016
LandUnited Kingdom
ByManchester
Periode21/06/201624/06/2016
SponsorACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI)
SeriesProceedings of IDC 2016 - The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children

    Research areas

  • Children, Participatory design, Roles, CCTD

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