Plan&Do - A Technology Probe Supporting Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Leisure Activities
Paper in proceedings, 2018

In this paper, we discuss possibilities for how digital tools can support children with intellectual disabilities to carry out leisure activities. Leisure activities play an important role for physiological and psychological well-being, but children with intellectual disabilities carry out less leisure activities than others. In order to investigate what factors are important for supporting children with intellectual disabilities to carry out leisure activities, we have developed a mobile application, Plan&Do, acting as a technology probe. The contribution of this paper is based on results from a situated evaluation, and consist of a raised awareness of the many challenges parents and children face when choosing and preparing for taking part in a leisure activity, as well as early results from how this can be supported, and directions for future work.

Leisure

CCI

Special needs

Mobile computing

Author

Eva Eriksson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Olof Torgersson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Annika Melin

Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '18)

the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '18)
Trondheim, Norway,

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Interaction Technologies

Human Aspects of ICT

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

DOI

10.1145/3202185.3210796

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Created

6/20/2018