This paper describes the preliminary results of an exploratory study on the use of the Drawing Intervention method for both design and evaluation activities with young children (4-7). In this study we wanted to a) investigate how a variant of this method can be used to evaluate a game with younger children than the ones participating in previous studies, b) how well it works as a method to invite children to generate design ideas, and c) whether it works as a collaborative design method. Findings suggest that in general children were able to create drawings related to the proposed themes and showing their understanding of several aspects of the technologies/games that they encountered. The youngest children found it hard to collaborate and usually worked on one side of the paper if forced to share a paper, while some older children sometimes were able to create one game together.
|Title of host publication||CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13), 27 April - 2 May 2013, Paris|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery, Inc|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|