Reporting Back in HCI Work with Children

Read, Janet C orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7138-1643, Sim, Gavin Robert orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-9713-9388, Horton, Matthew Paul leslie orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2932-2233 and Fitton, Daniel Bowen orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-2300-5432 (2022) Reporting Back in HCI Work with Children. In: IDC '22: Interaction Design and Children, June 2022, New York.

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It is widely understood within the field of HCI that participation in research and design activities, especially by children, requires careful planning and execution. Whilst the HCI community, and related groups like IDC, have gone some way to ensure aspects such as the selection and participation of children in research and design work is considered carefully, there has not yet been careful consideration, or reporting, of how children get to find out what has happened to the research that they have contributed to. In this paper we describe how we worked with children in overseas contexts and actively reported back to them the outcomes from the work they contributed to. We describe how our desire to report back influenced the planning the analysis of the data to ensure the results could be packaged in a child friendly way. We offer a simple to use checklist for practitioners and researchers to follow and a challenge for the IDC community to incorporate planned or actual feedback into the reporting of studies.

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