Research methods for involving hearing impaired children in IT innovation

K Slegers, P Duysburgh, A Jacobs

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Involving hearing impaired children in research is not straightforward, as these children often have deficiencies in spoken and written language. Therefore, researchers cannot rely on commonly used research methods that are based on verbal communication. In this paper we describe a series of research activities that were conducted to understand the world of experience of hearing impaired children in order to generate ideas for innovative IT applications. A user-centered design approach was followed, in which potential users and stakeholders were involved as much as possible. The methods that were used to understand the target group are discussed with respect to the experience of the researchers. Successes and lessons learned are described and recommendations for involving target groups with whom researchers and designers cannot communicate as they are used to, are provided. © 2010 ACM.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI 2010: Extending Boundaries - Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Pages781-784
Number of pages4
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Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Slegers, K., Duysburgh, P., & Jacobs, A. (2010). Research methods for involving hearing impaired children in IT innovation. In NordiCHI 2010: Extending Boundaries - Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 781-784) https://doi.org/10.1145/1868914.1869028
Slegers, K ; Duysburgh, P ; Jacobs, A. / Research methods for involving hearing impaired children in IT innovation. NordiCHI 2010: Extending Boundaries - Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. 2010. pp. 781-784
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Slegers, K, Duysburgh, P & Jacobs, A 2010, Research methods for involving hearing impaired children in IT innovation. in NordiCHI 2010: Extending Boundaries - Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. pp. 781-784. https://doi.org/10.1145/1868914.1869028

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NordiCHI 2010: Extending Boundaries - Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. 2010. p. 781-784.

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Slegers K, Duysburgh P, Jacobs A. Research methods for involving hearing impaired children in IT innovation. In NordiCHI 2010: Extending Boundaries - Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. 2010. p. 781-784 https://doi.org/10.1145/1868914.1869028