Including intellectual disability in participatory design processes: Methodological adaptations and supports

Herbert Spencer González, Vanessa Vega Córdova, Katherine Exss Cid, Marcela Jarpa Azagra, Izaskun Álvarez-Aguado

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Abstract

People with intellectual disabilities are relevant actors in the design processes that aim to promote their independent living. We argue that it is necessary to extend and adapt existing codesign methods in order to incorporate this community into user-centred design processes fully. This paper presents a series of methods and adaptations carried out over three years, in the context of inclusive research. Throughout the codesign process, we have identified four different phases: preparation, fieldwork, ideation and validation. Within this framework, we present adaptations and supports, which may facilitate the participation of people with intellectual disability in research and design processes. Among the central adaptations and supports, we distinguish those of content, structure and operation. This initial but comprehensive effort aims to distil transferable knowledge for facilitating the participation of people with intellectual disabilities as valuable design team members.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFull Papers
EditorsChiara Del Gaudio, Leonardo Parra-Agudelo, Rachel Clarke, Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Andrea Botero, Andrea Botero, Felipe Cesar Londono, Felipe Cesar Londono, Paula Andrea Escandon Suarez
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages55-63
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450377003
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event16th Participatory Design Conference: Participation(s) Otherwise, PDC 2020 - Manizales, Colombia
Duration: 15 Jun 202019 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume1

Conference

Conference16th Participatory Design Conference: Participation(s) Otherwise, PDC 2020
CountryColombia
CityManizales
Period15/06/2019/06/20

Keywords

  • Codesign methods
  • Cognitive accessibility
  • Inclusive research
  • Intellectual disability

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