Creative Design: Exploring Value Propositions with Urban Nepalese Children

  • Alissa N. Antle
  • Allen Bevans
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7624)

Abstract

Interactive technologies are being introduced into urban children’s lives in developing countries. It is critical that these children have an active voice in the process of developing such technologies. Towards these aims we describe the research goals, process and outcomes for an action research project. The overarching goal of the research is to investigate and better understand how edutainment-based interactive technologies might change or improve the lives of urban Nepalese children, their families and their communities. In this paper, we describe the preliminary phase of the research in which in which we design and run a creative design workshop with Nepalese children.

Keywords

action research empathic design design for developing countries participatory design for children 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alissa N. Antle
    • 1
  • Allen Bevans
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Interactive Arts & TechnologySimon Fraser UniversityCentral CityCanada

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