Participatory Design with and for Children and Teachers in Special Education Schools
Conference contribution, 2016
The PhD research presented in this paper concerns how to involve
groups of developmentally diverse children in the design process.
It also investigates the roles that teachers and pedagogues in
schools play within the design process. The project Touch-AT, in
which context the PhD work is performed, aims to design and
develop touch-based technologies for training of emotional and
social skills with and for groups of developmentally diverse
children in grades 6-9 in Swedish special education. This paper
reports on work and findings from the first two years including
weekly field studies as well as a number of workshop held with
both teachers and children within special education. It also
presents challenges related to design with and for children in a
special education school context. Lastly it outlines the research
approach as the project moves into the next iteration.