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Developing IDEAS: Supporting children with Autism within a participatory design team

Benton, L; Johnson, H; Ashwin, E; Brosnan, M; Grawemeyer, B; (2012) Developing IDEAS: Supporting children with Autism within a participatory design team. In: Konstan, JA and Chi, EA and Höök, C, (eds.) CHI '12: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (pp. pp. 2599-2608). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): New York, NY, United States. Green open access

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Abstract

IDEAS (Interface Design Experience for the Autistic Spectrum) is a method for involving children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the technology design process. This paper extends the IDEAS method to enable use with a design team, providing specific added support for communication and collaboration difficulties that may arise. A study to trial this extended method was conducted with two design teams, each involving three children with ASD, in a series of six, weekly design sessions focused on designing a math game. The findings from this study reveal that the children were able to successfully participate in the sessions and collaborate with other children. The findings also highlight the positive experience that involvement in such a process can offer this population.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Developing IDEAS: Supporting children with Autism within a participatory design team
Event: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
ISBN-13: 9781450310154
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/2207676.2208650
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2207676.2208650
Language: English
Additional information: ACM New York, NY, USA © 2012.
Keywords: Participatory design, autism, children, educational games
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1474924
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