Participatory Design with Dyslectics

Design and Evaluation of an Enhancing Reading Skills Tool

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Participatory Design has been used successfully in many projects but the question is how participatory design works with people with a cognitive disorder like dyslexia. In this study, we analyzed observations of participatory design sessions with dyslectic participants for developing designs of a reading software application by applying two participatory design methods: the IDEAS and CI methods. Furthermore, we conducted online surveys to gather information on dyslectics participants’ and their special-education teachers’ opinion regarding the participatory design process, methods and final designs. The results indicate that participatory design works effectively with dyslectic people provided the participation of Proxy Users to represent dyslectics, when it is necessary, the participation of an experienced on dyslexia facilitator who has the knowledge to address incidents caused due to dyslexia, and a proper allocation of the groups in proportion to the required tasks to prevent biases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning : Proceedings of the 11th IMCL Conference
EditorsMichael E. Auer, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
PublisherSpringer
Publication date1 Dec 2017
Pages317-330
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-75174-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-75175-7
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
EventInternational Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning - Mediterranean Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 30 Nov 20171 Dec 2017

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ConferenceInternational Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning
LocationMediterranean Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period30/11/201701/12/2017
SeriesAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume725
ISSN2194-5357

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ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1283-7169

Keywords

  • Design Techniques; Cooperative design; Participatory Design; Participatory Design (PD) methods; Dyslexia; Interactive Design; Cooperative Inquiry method; IDEAS method; Grounded Theory;

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Vangeli, P., & Stage, J. (2017). Participatory Design with Dyslectics: Design and Evaluation of an Enhancing Reading Skills Tool. In M. E. Auer, & T. Tsiatsos (Eds.), Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning: Proceedings of the 11th IMCL Conference (pp. 317-330). Springer. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol.. 725 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75175-7
Vangeli, Panagiota ; Stage, Jan. / Participatory Design with Dyslectics : Design and Evaluation of an Enhancing Reading Skills Tool. Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning: Proceedings of the 11th IMCL Conference. editor / Michael E. Auer ; Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos. Springer, 2017. pp. 317-330 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 725).
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Vangeli, P & Stage, J 2017, Participatory Design with Dyslectics: Design and Evaluation of an Enhancing Reading Skills Tool. in ME Auer & T Tsiatsos (eds), Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning: Proceedings of the 11th IMCL Conference. Springer, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 725, pp. 317-330, Thessaloniki, Greece, 30/11/2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75175-7

Participatory Design with Dyslectics : Design and Evaluation of an Enhancing Reading Skills Tool. / Vangeli, Panagiota; Stage, Jan.

Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning: Proceedings of the 11th IMCL Conference. ed. / Michael E. Auer; Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos. Springer, 2017. p. 317-330 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 725).

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Vangeli P, Stage J. Participatory Design with Dyslectics: Design and Evaluation of an Enhancing Reading Skills Tool. In Auer ME, Tsiatsos T, editors, Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning: Proceedings of the 11th IMCL Conference. Springer. 2017. p. 317-330. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 725). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75175-7