Co-designing with adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: from ideation to implementation

Zhu, Zhiwei Randy, Hardy, Dianna, and Myers, Trina (2019) Co-designing with adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: from ideation to implementation. In: Proceedings of the 31st Australian Conference on Human-Computer-Interaction. 31. pp. 106-116. From: OZCHI'19: 31st Australian Conference on Human-Computer-Interaction, 3-5 December 2019, Perth, WA, Australia.

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Most co-design-based Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) research is conducted with children and does not involve the participants directly. Studies have shown that people with ASD can take on the co-designer role in early phases of the software design process. We present a longitudinal study that investigates how adolescents with ASD participate as co-designers in an iterative software design process. In this work, we conducted seven co-design workshops with six adolescents with ASD over eight months. The team exchanged ideas and communicated through group discussion and drawings. Our findings suggest that: (1) parents, community group and fellow participants play a pivotal role in supporting a longitudinal ASD co-design study and (2) adolescents with ASD are also able to make better design decision over an iterative software design process. These findings should to be considered when engaging adolescents with ASD as co-designers in a software design process.

Item ID: 62102
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-4503-7696-9
Keywords: Participatory Action Research, Co-Design, Autism, HCI
Copyright Information: © 2019 Association for Computing Machinery.
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2020 02:20
FoR Codes: 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4608 Human-centred computing > 460806 Human-computer interaction @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology @ 100%
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