On 19th – 22nd June 2018, I participated and presented a paper at the17th Interaction Design and Children Conference in Trondheim, NO.
The conference is the premier venue for research addressing the design, development and use of interactive technologies for children. I presented a short paper titled ‘Fun as a User Gain in Participatory Design Processes involving Children: a Case Study’, which I wrote together with my colleagues Katrien and Bieke. Although seemingly evident, ‘fun’ in Participatory Design (PD) processes involving children generally remains implicit. In this paper, we explore fun as a user gain since the benefits that children gain from PD are relatively unexplored. We reflect on ‘Making Things!’, a case study involving children in the design of FabLab workshops for the future. After the presentation I received valuable feedback from the session co-chairs and participants.
The conference proceedings can be found online.