Make Me Messenger: Critiquing Children as Design Informants

Lamichhane, Dev Raj and Read, Janet C orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7138-1643 (2020) Make Me Messenger: Critiquing Children as Design Informants. In: International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies (IHIET 2020), 23-25 April 2020, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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A study, with 44 children examines ideas put forward by children who used a prototype chat application. It appears that the less the child enjoyed the app, the more ideas they proposed. Six of the children had no ideas for improvement, the remaining children contributed 41 unique ideas but only one of these was for a feature that was not commonly seen in fully fledged chat applications. This paper further analyses the outcomes and investigates reason or experience that motivated the children to come up with the ideas.

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