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Together Through Play: Facilitating Meaningful Play for Disabled and Non-Disabled Children through Participatory Design

Holt, RJ and Moore, AM and Beckett, AE (2012) Together Through Play: Facilitating Meaningful Play for Disabled and Non-Disabled Children through Participatory Design. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children . (IDC 2012, 12 June 2012 - 15 June 2012, Bremen, Germany).

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Abstract

Design and Sociology are disciplines that rarely interact, but both share significant common concerns, particularly when it comes to matters of inclusivity and “designing out” exclusion. While some of the qualitative methods used in sociology are already a common part of studying user interactions with products, this paper argues that further benefits could be achieved through closer interaction between these disciplines. Design could learn much from the moral and reflective critiques applied by sociologists to their own work to identify assumptions and prejudices, while sociology can benefit from the creative impetus and codesign principles adopted in design, particularly when it comes to working with and understanding children. The paper concludes by describing the Together Through Play project which sets out to explore the benefits of bringing together sociology and design in studying the area of inclusive play between disabled and non-disabled children.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Liverpool School of Art and Design
Publisher: ACM
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 11:05
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 11:06
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6355

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