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- Tools for participation: intergenerational technology design for the home
- Pedell, Sonja; Vetere, Frank; Howard, Steve; Sterling, Leon; Miller, Tim; Vutborg, Rene
- We propose an interwoven set of shared artefacts for stakeholder participation for designing domestic technology. We were exploring what participation could mean in technology design when multiple groups are involved. Our toolkit includes technology probes, associated fieldwork and conceptual goal models. We used the high-level goal models, derived from Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE), as a template to analyse rich field data collected via three technology probes and interviews. As an integrated approach, the AOSE goal models combined with technology probes and field data, provided a uniquely inclusive toolkit for the participation of stakeholders in the design process. The integrated tools served as a lens to investigate the use of domestic technology by grandparents and their grandchildren. The tools helped design participants from different, and sometimes conflicting, perspectives, come to a shared understanding of patterns of interaction between grandparents and grandchildren and a common view about the design of appropriate technology.
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- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
- Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Rome, Italy, 02-04 February 2011
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- Agent-oriented modelling; Domestic technologies; Fieldwork; Shared artefacts; Stakeholder participation; Technology probes
- Common Ground
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- Copyright © 2011.