Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

L. Scheepmaker, S.-K. Kender, Ch. Frauenberger, G. Fitzpatrick:
"Leaving the Field: Designing a Socio-Material Toolkit for Teachers to Continue to Design Technology with Children";
Talk: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '21), Japan; 2021-05-08 - 2021-05-13; in: "Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems", ACM (ed.); ACM Press, New York, NY, USA (2021), ISBN: 978-1-4503-8378-3; 1 - 14.

English abstract:
Leaving the field when conducting research in situated contexts, and finding ways to sustain project outcomes beyond academia, is an ongoing struggle in HCI. In our research project, we co-designed technologies with children in classroom contexts for three years. Nearing the projects´ end, we focused on creating resources that enable teachers to continue our work with their pupils. In collaboration with teachers, we developed socio-material tools that support them in empowering neurodiverse children to engage with technology in creative ways and create their own technologies. While the majority of technology design toolkits are stand-alone artefacts, part of our toolkit is an infrastructure to keep guiding and supporting teachers beyond the project´s end. In this paper, we discuss the teachers expectations and requirements for a toolkit and argue that an infrastructure must be part of a toolkit. We present a set of guidelines for researchers planning for a project´s end.

Children, Education, HCI, Infrastructuring, Neurodiversity, Participatory Design, Toolkit

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