• The Role of Children in the Design of New Technology
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children, design techniques, participatory design, evaluation, educational applications

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Druin, A. (2002). The role of children in the design of new technology. Behaviour and Information Technology, 21(1), 1-25.

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An overview of the expanding role of the user, in this case, children, in the technology design process, from the limited role of user, through tester, informant and finally, a design partner. Each role includes the previous one and expand on it.

Intended Audience

Researchers, Teachers/Educators

Topic Area

Research, Teaching, Technology Studies,


Alison Druin

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