Towards methods for evaluating and communicating participatory design: A multimodal approach

  • Authors
  • Malinverni, L.; Mora-Guiard, J.; Parés, N.
  • UPF authors
  • MALINVERNI ., LAURA; PARES BURGUES, NARCIS;
  • Type
  • Scholarly articles
  • Journal títle
  • International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
  • Publication year
  • 2016
  • Volume
  • 94
  • Pages
  • 53-63
  • ISSN
  • 1071-5819
  • Publication State
  • Published
  • Abstract
  • Participatory Design (PD) has been proposed as a useful strategy to address pitfalls in the design of serious games for children with special needs. Nonetheless, methodological weaknesses in the analysis of the results of PD workshops may hinder its effectiveness in providing useful and robust design contributions and facilitating communication in multidisciplinary teams. To address this issue we propose the use of multimodal analysis to evaluate participants¿ contributions during PD workshops. We present an analysis that was applied in an informant workshop with autistic children, aimed at refining the design of a serious game based on Full-Body Interaction. Results show that multimodal analysis constitutes an effective and coherent method to capture and analyze users¿ contributions across a wide range of semiotic resources, thus extending the richness of insights that can be derived from a PD workshop and communicated to the rest of the team. Furthermore, the analysis allowed the identification of fundamental design questions, thus offering a robust empirical ground for supporting dialogue and reflection between multiple stakeholders.
  • Complete citation
  • Malinverni, L.; Mora-Guiard, J.; Parés, N.. Towards methods for evaluating and communicating participatory design: A multimodal approach. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 2016; 94( ): 53-63.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 36 times cited Scopus
  • 26 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 0.615(2016)