Benton, L., Johnson, H., Ashwin, E., Brosnan, M. and Grawemeyer, B., 2012. Developing IDEAS: supporting children with autism within a participatory design team. In: CHI'12: The 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2012-05-05 - 2012-05-10. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), pp. 2599-2608.
IDEAS (Interface Design Experience for the Autistic Spectrum) is a method for involving children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the technology design process. This paper extends the IDEAS method to enable use with a design team, providing specific added support for communication and collaboration difficulties that may arise. A study to trial this extended method was conducted with two design teams, each involving three children with ASD, in a series of six, weekly design sessions focused on designing a math game. The findings from this study reveal that the children were able to successfully participate in the sessions and collaborate with other children. The findings also highlight the positive experience that involvement in such a process can offer this population.
|Item Type ||Conference or Workshop Items (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Creators||Benton, L., Johnson, H., Ashwin, E., Brosnan, M. and Grawemeyer, B.|
|Departments||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
|Publisher Statement||Full_Paper_CHI12_Authors_Copy.pdf: © ACM, 2012. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in CHI '12 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2207676.2208650|
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