Word Association: Engagement of Teenagers in a Co-design Process
This submission describes the analysis of an evaluation of 155 teenagers (15–19 years old) who took part in a co-design session centred around how mobile technology might enhance their own experiences in a natural history museum. At the end, participants were required to make a word association to evaluate the session. An analysis of how teen participants responded to the design session was conducted using thematic analysis to show the different categories of adjectives used by participants in their evaluations. The goal for the evaluation was mainly to pilot the design session process and if teens enjoyed participating in it. We believe this is of interest to designers and cultural heritage professionals.
KeywordsCo-design Evaluation Thematic analysis Teenagers Museums
ARDITI, project number M14-20-09-5369-FSE-000001.
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