Word Association: Engagement of Teenagers in a Co-design Process

  • Vanessa CesárioEmail author
  • António CoelhoEmail author
  • Valentina NisiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11749)


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.


Co-design Evaluation Thematic analysis Teenagers Museums 



ARDITI, project number M14-20-09-5369-FSE-000001.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ITI/LARSySFunchalPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.INESC TECPortoPortugal
  4. 4.University of MadeiraFunchalPortugal

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