This course will introduce attendees to core values, methods, and techniques for working with children in CCI and children’s UX with the focus being on the participation of children and the deliberate actions that can give them agency. Attendees will be given practical handouts and documentation including – personas, planning sheets, toolkits, and checklists. The course focuses on working with children in research, design and evaluation in ways that empower, and give value to, children.
At the end of the course, it is expected that attendees will:
Better understand the unique characteristics of working with children in research, design, and evaluation, and be enabled and challenged to improve the experiences of the children they work with
Have a clearer understanding of the impact of method choices on children’s agency and engagement and on research data, evaluation results and design ideas.
Gain knowledge of techniques for the ethical recruitment of children (including the D4CR guide), the managing of studies and the writing and reporting of work.
Be able to locate and use techniques that will be useful in general Child-Centered Design.
Discover new methods and tools and feel empowered to apply them in their own work.