Let’s hear children’s voice

Children provide innovative insights and perspectives when designing and evaluating prospective technologies and interaction methods. However, working with children as design informants requires careful consideration of the methodologies used in different steps of the design process. In this paper, we present our insights on a case-study of a design process with 24 children (9—12-year-olds), aiming for understanding children’s view on new technologies and their perception on tangible interaction. We utilized a lightweight design process model: children first reflected on the use of technologies and participated in an ideation session. Based on the results, researchers built prototypes which were evaluated by the children in the final step of the process. We expect our learnings to help researchers in the field of collaborative design when organizing design activities with children.

Orduña Marta Cortés, Milara Iván Sánchez, Kinnula Marianne, Molin-Juustila Tonja, Oikarinen Anne-Marie, Riekki Jukka

Publication type:
A4 Article in conference proceedings

Place of publication:
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2020). 26-28 August 2020, Oulu, Finland

brainstorming, children, co-design, design circle, design methodologies, evaluation, tangible interaction


Full citation:
Cortés Orduña, M., Sánchez Milara, I., Kinnula, M., Molin-Juustila, T., Oikarinen, A.-M., & Riekki, J. (2020). LET’S HEAR CHILDREN’S VOICE. AN IMPLEMENTATION OF A DESIGN PROCESS MODEL TO UNDERSTAND CHILDREN’S VIEWS ON TANGIBLE INTERACTION. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2020). Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity. https://doi.org/10.35199/icdc.2020.22


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