NetWorking News: A Method for Engaging Children Actively in Design

Peter Nørregaard, Jonas Valbjørn Andersen, Christian Dindler, Jonas Fritsch, Ole Sejer Iversen, Christina Nielsen

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For many years cooperative design was primarily concerned with the development of IT supported systems for professional users. However, the cooperative design approach can embrace other social practices such as children’s everyday life. At a methodological level there is no difference in designing with adults or children. However there is a need for new methods to support communication and collaboration between designers and children. This article proposes a new method for understandings children’s appropriation of new technology in an interactive workshop setting. The method, which we call the Networking News workshop, offers an opportunity to make first hand studies of children’s IT supported social activities in an informal classroom setting.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2003
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventIRIS34: ICT of Culture - Culture of ICT - Turku, Finland
Duration: 16 Sept 201119 Sept 2011
Conference number: 34


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