Multisensory storytelling: a co-design study with children with mixed visual abilities

Clare Cullen, Oussama Metatla

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This paper presents the preliminary findings of a co-design study with children with mixed visual abilities to create a multisensory joint storytelling platform. Storytelling is a valuable way for children to express their imagination and creativity, and can be used as tool for inclusive learning. Children with visual impairments are typically educated in mainstream schools, and often encounter barriers to learning, particularly in group settings. To address some of these issues, we have been working with a group of children with visual impairments, their Teaching Assistants (TAs), and sighted friends, to design and develop multisensory storytelling technologies. This paper presents the findings of the first five design sessions. We also present the outcomes and challenges of working with mixed stakeholder, mixed visual-ability groups in participatory design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDC '18 Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450351522
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2018
Event17th Interation Design and Children Conference - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 19 Jun 201822 Jun 2018


Conference17th Interation Design and Children Conference
Abbreviated titleIDC 2018

Structured keywords

  • Engineering Education Research Group


  • Inclusion
  • Education
  • Co-Design
  • Children
  • Collaborative Storytelling
  • Visually impaired


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