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Ideation and ability: When actions speak louder than words

Larsen, Henrik Svarrer LU and Hedvall, Per-Olof LU (2012) the 12th biennial Participatory Design Conference PDC2012 In ACM DL PDC '12 Proceedings of the 12th Participatory Design Conference: Exploratory Papers, Workshop Descriptions, Industry Cases Volume 2. p.37-40
Abstract
We present an approach and examples of design artefacts from on-going work on how children with profound disa-bilities can participate in formative design processes. It involves the pedagogical use of digitally interactive mul-tisensory environments. Rather than mimic participatory design from more symmetrical contexts, we address po-tentials in the situation at hand as well as the key issues of voice by proxy and thinking in deficits.

Our design artefacts draw on the rich heritage of tangible design experiments cherishing the generative qualities embodied in human actions. The inspiring actions of the children take centre stage in cross disciplinary design efforts by means of a) long term involvement, where b) designerly... (More)
We present an approach and examples of design artefacts from on-going work on how children with profound disa-bilities can participate in formative design processes. It involves the pedagogical use of digitally interactive mul-tisensory environments. Rather than mimic participatory design from more symmetrical contexts, we address po-tentials in the situation at hand as well as the key issues of voice by proxy and thinking in deficits.

Our design artefacts draw on the rich heritage of tangible design experiments cherishing the generative qualities embodied in human actions. The inspiring actions of the children take centre stage in cross disciplinary design efforts by means of a) long term involvement, where b) designerly understandings of qualities emerge through ‘questioning’ by series of truly interactive yet deliberately basic tangible design artefacts, c) staging extensive video coverage of the children’s action as the pivotal point of ideation, and d) an open mind-set thinking in potentials and working by wonderings rather than fixed judgments. (Less)
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Design experiment, tangibles, disability, children.
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ACM DL PDC '12 Proceedings of the 12th Participatory Design Conference: Exploratory Papers, Workshop Descriptions, Industry Cases
editor
Simonsen, Jesper and Halskov, Kim
volume
Volume 2
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4 pages
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ACM
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the 12th biennial Participatory Design Conference PDC2012
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  • Scopus:84865637018
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978-1-4503-1296-7
DOI
10.1145/2348144.2348157
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English
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Our design artefacts draw on the rich heritage of tangible design experiments cherishing the generative qualities embodied in human actions. The inspiring actions of the children take centre stage in cross disciplinary design efforts by means of a) long term involvement, where b) designerly understandings of qualities emerge through ‘questioning’ by series of truly interactive yet deliberately basic tangible design artefacts, c) staging extensive video coverage of the children’s action as the pivotal point of ideation, and d) an open mind-set thinking in potentials and working by wonderings rather than fixed judgments.},
  author       = {Larsen, Henrik Svarrer and Hedvall, Per-Olof},
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  title        = {Ideation and ability: When actions speak louder than words},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2348144.2348157},
  volume       = {Volume 2},
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