Children as participatory designers of a new type of mobile social learning application

Soonmo Kwon, Seungjae Oh, Kyudong Park, Sei Young Kim, Hyo Jeong So

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Abstract

In recent years, Participatory Design (PD) has emerged as an important design methodology to engage endusers in various phases of design processes, for better understanding about users' perspectives in situated contexts. In this paper, we discuss how to design and structure a participatory design workshop with children, especially in the situation to elicit ideas, knowledge, and values for user experiences that children are not familiar with or have little prior experiences. Our approach to structure a PD workshop is to embed a pre-activity where children can have simulated experiences in a situated context. In a main-activity, children engaged in creating game scenarios with gamification strategies through the layered elaboration technique. In the discussion, we highlight two tensions observed in the PD process: (a) the tension in coupling pre-activity and main-activity from scaffolding perspectives, and (b) the tension in idea ownership and time factor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI 2015 - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages862-869
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450336536
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Aug 2015
Event17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 24 Aug 201527 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameMobileHCI 2015 - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2015
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period24/08/1527/08/15

Keywords

  • Game scenario design
  • Layered elaboration
  • Participatory design
  • Pre-activity
  • Serious game

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