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Design with and for children : the challenge of inclusivity

  • Valguarnera, Sveva ORCID Istituto Dalle Molle di studi sull'intelligenza artificiale (IDSIA), Facoltà di scienze informatiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
  • Landoni, Monica ORCID Istituto Dalle Molle di studi sull'intelligenza artificiale (IDSIA), Facoltà di scienze informatiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
  • 2023
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  • Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. HCII 2023. - 2023, p. 171-184
English In this position paper we will discuss the challenges of inclusivity when involving children in collaborative design. The HCI community is strongly committed to promoting inclusive user studies as the way to foster a better understanding of users and their needs. Similarly, researchers in Child Computer Interaction (CCI) are actively promoting the direct engagement of young users. However, inclusivity still proves to be a challenge, with the involvement of parents and guardians being the first step to take. Discussion will be driven by literature in CCI as well as by our experience running a project involving very young children in the co-design of technology to support the development of pre-reading skills. We will present the concept of child as protagonist as championed by recent literature and explore whether and how the community has embraced it over time. We will look at different domains, context and age groups as starting point for a systematic analysis of the available approaches to reach out and be inclusive when running user studies involving children. Our experience with the recruitment of young children and the struggle to make our study inclusive will provide an insight into a dimension seldomly discussed in literature and will enable us to elaborate on open issues for the CCI as well as the HCI communities to reflect on.
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