Practical considerations for participatory design with rural school children in underdeveloped regions: early reflections from the field

@inproceedings{Kam2006PracticalCF,
  title={Practical considerations for participatory design with rural school children in underdeveloped regions: early reflections from the field},
  author={Matthew Kam and Divya Ramachandran and Anand Raghavan and Jane Chiu and Urvashi Sahni and John F. Canny},
  booktitle={IDC},
  year={2006}
}
This paper draws on a 2-week design workshop conducted at a rural primary school in northern India to provide recommendations on carrying out participatory design with school children in rural, underdeveloped regions. From our experiences in prototyping low-tech and hi-tech English language learning games with rural student participants, we advocate that researchers build a more equal relationship that is qualitatively different from one between teachers and students, enlist local adults and… CONTINUE READING
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