Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
Ch. Frauenberger, K. Spiel, L. Scheepmaker, I. Posch:
"Nurturing Constructive Disagreement - Agonistic Design with Neurodiverse Children";
Talk: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems,
- 2019-05-09; in: "Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems",
ACM New York, NY, USA,
Participatory design (PD) with heterogeneous groups poses particular challenges, requiring spaces in which different agendas or visions can be negotiated. In this paper we report on our PD work with two groups of neurodiverse children to design technologies that support co-located, social play. The heterogeneity in the groups in terms of abilities, conceptions of play, motivations to be involved and individual preferences has challenged us to think of the design process and its outcomes as spaces for continuous negotiation. Drawing on the notion of agonistic PD, we sought not to necessarily reconcile all views, but foster constructive disagreement as a resource for and possible outcome of design. Using our project work as a case study, we report on controversies, big and small, and how they manifested themselves in the processes and outcomes. Reflecting on our experiences, we discuss possible implications on the notion of democratising technology innovation.
"Official" electronic version of the publication (accessed through its Digital Object Identifier - DOI)
Electronic version of the publication:
Project Head Christopher Frauenberger:
Social Play Technologies
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