Co-designing inclusive Multisensory story mapping with children with mixed visual abilities

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Abstract

Story mapping is used in schools to promote children's understanding of stories and narrative structure. As a collaborative activity, it can support creativity and facilitate group interaction. However, most techniques used in primary schools rely on visual materials, which creates a barrier to learning for children with visual impairments (VI). To address this, we set out to design a collaborative story mapping tool with a group of children with mixed visual abilities and their teaching assistants. Using co-design approaches over ten workshops, we designed and prototyped different ideas for engaging children in storytelling and design.We present our co-design process and findings, and the resulting story mapping system. We outline how using multisensory elements can facilitate creativity and collaboration to help children with mixed visual abilities create and share stories together, and support learning and social inclusion of VI children in mainstream classrooms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages361-373
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366908
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2019
Event18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019 - Boise, United States
Duration: 12 Jun 201915 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019

Conference

Conference18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityBoise
Period12/06/1915/06/19

Keywords

  • Children
  • Co-Design
  • Education
  • Inclusion
  • Mixed Abilities
  • Multisensory
  • Storytelling
  • Tangibles

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    Cullen, C., & Metatla, O. (2019). Co-designing inclusive Multisensory story mapping with children with mixed visual abilities. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019 (pp. 361-373). (Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3311927.3323146