Smart things are present in children's life, from smart watches to smart toys. Designing smart things with children can help them understand the inner working of smart things and reflect on the usage of technology. This paper stems from action research around smart-thing design with children, conducted across three years, in diverse countries and with different children, and mainly for outdoors' environments. The analysis of data gathered across the research enabled authors of this paper to distil practical guidelines for smart-thing design toolkits for children, which helped children design for a given environment and reflect across design. They might help other researchers organise smart-thing design with children, encompassing different design stages, and make them reflect in design, in relation to the chosen environment.

A toolkit and lessons for designing smart things with children for outdoor environments

Melonio A.;
2021

Abstract

Smart things are present in children's life, from smart watches to smart toys. Designing smart things with children can help them understand the inner working of smart things and reflect on the usage of technology. This paper stems from action research around smart-thing design with children, conducted across three years, in diverse countries and with different children, and mainly for outdoors' environments. The analysis of data gathered across the research enabled authors of this paper to distil practical guidelines for smart-thing design toolkits for children, which helped children design for a given environment and reflect across design. They might help other researchers organise smart-thing design with children, encompassing different design stages, and make them reflect in design, in relation to the chosen environment.
CEUR Workshop Proceedings
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