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P for Politics D for Dialogue: Reflections on Participatory Design with Children and Animals

Chisik, Yoram and Mancini, Clara (2019). P for Politics D for Dialogue: Reflections on Participatory Design with Children and Animals. In: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACM Digital Library, article no. 15.

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Participatory Design strives to open up the decision-making process and empower all those who may be affected by design. This is opposed to Design as a non-participatory process, in which the power to make decisions is vested in the hands of one group to the possible detriment of others. In this paper we interrogate the nature, possibilities and limitations of Participatory Design through the perspective of Child Computer Interaction (CCI) and Animal Computer Interaction (ACI). Due to the cognitive and communication characteristics, and to the social and legal status of their participants, researchers in these communities have to contend with and challenge existing notions of participation and design. Thus, their theories and practices provide a lens through which the nature and goals of Participatory Design can be examined with a view to facilitating the development of more inclusive participatory models and practices.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
ISBN: 1-4503-7693-2, 978-1-4503-7693-8
Keywords: Child Computer Interaction; Animal Computer Interaction; CCI; Participatory design; PD; ACI
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 68268
Depositing User: Clara Mancini
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2019 10:17
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2020 13:51
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