Giving a voice through design: Adapting design methods to enhance the participation of people with communication difficulties

Roisin McNaney, Cara Wilson, Jayne Wallace, Margot Brereton, Abi Roper, Stephanie Wilson, Miriam Sturdee

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Abstract

Many participatory design methods are heavily reliant on the presence of communication skills, with approaches often focusing on verbal or written outputs. For people with communication difficulties it can often be difficult to engage with such approaches. This workshop aims to bring together researchers, designers and practitioners to explore share both positive and challenging experiences of working with users with communication difficulties within participatory design. We will generate a description of a set of design methods which have been adapted and used with people communication difficulties, with a view to enhancing the knowledge and skills of workshop participants for the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPDC '18 Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference
Subtitle of host publicationShort Papers, Situated Actions, Workshops and Tutorial
PublisherACM
Number of pages3
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450355742, 9781450364645
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2018
Event15th Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2018 - Hasselt and Genk, Belgium
Duration: 20 Aug 201824 Aug 2018

Conference

Conference15th Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2018
CountryBelgium
CityHasselt and Genk
Period20/08/1824/08/18

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