Modelling the Roles of Designers and Teaching Staff when Doing Participatory Design with Children in Special Education
Paper i proceeding, 2018

In this paper we focus on the relational work when doing PD with children in special education as a hybrid practice, meaning that the designer aims to perform design activities with children in their own environment. Based on the experiences of a three-year projectin a special education school, we first present a two-dimensionalmodel for ’who participates with whom in what’, describing the agency that the designer may need to both plan and execute design activities in relation to the teachers and the children. Thereafter, we relate those two dimensions to different kinds of authority that the designer might wish to have and avoid to have, and provide examples of the backstage work with children and teaching staff that may occur in order to gain the right kind of authority. Finally, we discuss the designer’s relational work to balance the differentkinds of authority and what may happen if there are mismatches between the different stakeholders’ expectations about authority. While we are aware that it is not possible for a designer to precisely foresee how their presence in a special education school will playout, this paper aims to provide a critical reflection on our participatory practices which may help other designers to be preparedfor the situations they may encounter in their own work in specialeducation schools.

relation-ships

hybrid practice

special education

teachers

participatory design

children

Författare

Peter Börjesson

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Interaktionsdesign (Chalmers)

Wolmet Barendregt

Lärande, kommunikation och IT

Eva Eriksson

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Interaktionsdesign (Chalmers)

Olof Torgersson

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Interaktionsdesign (Chalmers)

Mathilde M. Bekker

Unknown organization

helle marie skovbjerg

Unknown organization

Proceedings of PDC'18

PArticipatory design conference 2018 (PDC'18)
Hasselt, Belgium,

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Ämneskategorier

Data- och informationsvetenskap

Design

Pedagogik

DOI

10.1145/3210586.3210589