Mobile design: giving voice to children and young people

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Youth, Society and Mobile Media in Asia, 2010, 1st, pp. 135 - 151
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The book is one of the outcomes of an ARC Linkage Grant in which UTS researchers partnered with the NSW Commission of Children and Young People to examine challenges associated with the increasing ubiquity of mobile phones in schools. The book itself explores the influences of mobile technologies on young people across East and North Asia, South East Asia and Australia and celebrates the imaginative responses of young people to these technologies. The chapter I contribute focuses on the challenge of using particpatory desgin methods to give children and young people more voice in decision making about the use of mobile phones and other digital media in their lives. It discusses the risk landscapes of childhood and value sensitive design methodologies that can help all stakeholders better communicate their values in decision making contexts like this. partners in our research.
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