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Diversity for design : a framework for involving neurodiverse children in the technology design process

Benton, Laura and Vasalou, Asimina and Khaled, Rilla and Johnson, Hilary and Gooch, Daniel (2014) Diversity for design : a framework for involving neurodiverse children in the technology design process. In: Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). ACM press.

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Abstract

The neurodiversity movement seeks to positively reframe certain neurological conditions, such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and dyslexia, by concentrating on their strengths. In recent years, neurodiverse children have increasingly been involved in the technology design process, but the design approaches adopted have focused mostly on overcoming difficulties of working with these children, leaving their strengths untapped. We present a new participatory design (PD) framework, Diversity for Design (D4D), which provides guidance for technology designers working with neurodiverse children in establishing PD methods that capitalize on children’s strengths and also support potential difficulties. We present two case studies of use of the D4D framework, involving children with ASD and dyslexia, showing how it informed the development and refinement of PD methods tailored to these populations. In addition, we show how to apply the D4D framework to other neurodiverse populations.

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Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 10:03
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