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Enhancing Communication between Children and Parents – A Story of Participation in Special Education

Eva Eriksson (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (Chalmers)) ; Peter Börjesson
14th Participatory Design Conference. Accepted Position paper for Workshop (2016)
[Konferensbidrag, övrigt]

This paper tells the story of an initial project aiming to investigate how assistive technology can support increased communication between the children with intellectual disabilities in the Special Education school and their parents. In the story, an interactive prototype is developed through user-involvement of children with intellectual disabilities, their teachers and parents. The prototype is tablet-based diary for the children of a Special Education school, and a web portal from which parents and teachers can follow the children's diary entries. The prototype shows promising results in terms of enhancing communication. In the story, we have highlighted a few first experiences from involving children, parents and teachers in design in the special education context. These experiences have been inspiring for our continued work, and hopefully these contributions can serve as inspiration for others.

Nyckelord: Special education; intellectual disabilities; children; special needs

Denna post skapades 2016-08-23. Senast ändrad 2016-08-23.
CPL Pubid: 240639


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (Chalmers)
Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (GU) (GU)


Människa-datorinteraktion (interaktionsdesign)

Chalmers infrastruktur