Design to support interpersonal communication in the special educational needs classroom

Roisin McNaney, Abigail Durrant, Jonathan Hook, Keir S A Williams, Thomas Smith, Matthew Kipling, Tony Stockman, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

This paper describes our Experience-centered Design (ECD) inquiry into the current and potential role of digital photography to support interpersonal communication and expression in a class at a mixed special education needs school. Presented as a case study, we describe five classroom-based Creative Photography workshops that engaged pupils with a broad range of complex special needs, along with classroom staff. We further describe how, from these workshops, we generated a set of qualitative considerations for the design of digital photographic tools to support interpersonal communication and expression in this setting. Additionally, we present the preliminary evaluation of a photo-sorting tool that we developed in response. Our case study demonstrates how an ECD approach can guide an interaction design process in a special education needs setting, supporting interaction designers in …
Original languageEnglish
Pages46
Number of pages55
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children: IDC -
Duration: 2 Jun 2014 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Period2/06/14 → …

Structured keywords

  • Digital Health

Keywords

  • Digital Health
  • education

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