Mission from Mars: a method for exploring user requirements for children in a narrative space
Paper in proceedings, 2005

In this paper a particular design method is propagated as a supplement to existing descriptive approaches to current practice studies especially suitable for gathering requirements for the design of children's technology. The Mission from Mars method was applied during the design of an electronic school bag (eBag). The three-hour collaborative session provides a first-hand insight into children's practice in a fun and intriguing way. The method is proposed as a supplement to existing descriptive design methods for interaction design and children.

requirements for new technology

shared narrative space

design method

mission from mars method

participatory design



Christian Dindler

Eva Eriksson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Ole Sejer Iversen

Andreas Lykke-Olesen

Martin Ludvigsen

Proceedings of the 2005 conference on Interaction design and children


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Computer and Information Science



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