Julie Kientz Research Group

Summer 2016

Participatory design with children and researchers

We are looking for 4 students for the Summer 2016 to help with running KidsTeam UW, an intergenerational co-design team of children (ages 6 – 12) and design researchers. There is rich work around how to interact with adults and children together in the co-design space, the role of design techniques in co-design, and the different stages and phases of co-design. You have the opportunity to help us understand this space.

Activities of this research group will include interacting as an adult design partner with children in co-design, working with researchers on multiple projects involving children and design, and running overall logistics to support the intergenerational design team. 

This DRG will require you to participate at least once in KidsTeam UW in the summer from August 8 – 12 (9:00 am to 4:30 pm, or multiple days with mornings / afternoons). Students who have completed HCDE 318/418/518 and/or HCDE 417/517 or have relevant experience will be given priority. Alternatively, students who have experience with learning sciences, education, and child development will also be considered. 

We expect students to register for 3 credits of HCDE 496/596.

This research group will be led by Research Associate Laura Pina, with guidance from Assistant Professor Jason Yip (iSchool) and Associate Professor Julie Kientz (HCDE)

Interested? Please complete the following survey by May 31, 2016. After that time, depending on availability, you will be given an add code to register or be added to a waitlist:


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