Developing IDEAS: supporting children with autism within a participatory design team

Laura Benton, Hilary Johnson, Emma Ashwin, Mark Brosnan, Beate Grawemeyer

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '12 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages2599-2608
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450310154
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventCHI'12: The 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Austin, Texas, USA United States
Duration: 5 May 201210 May 2012

Conference

ConferenceCHI'12: The 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
CountryUSA United States
CityAustin, Texas
Period5/05/1210/05/12

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    Benton, L., Johnson, H., Ashwin, E., Brosnan, M., & Grawemeyer, B. (2012). Developing IDEAS: supporting children with autism within a participatory design team. In CHI '12 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2599-2608). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2207676.2208650