Julie Kientz Research Group

Summer 2021

Participatory Design with Children and Researchers

We are looking for students for the Summer 2021 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 in KidsTeam UW in the summer 2021 for the following dates:

  • Tuesday / Thursdays: July 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 and August 3 and 5 (90 minute co-design sessions)
  • Wednesdays: June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 4 and 11  (60 minute reading sessions)

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 youth mentorship, learning sciences, education, and child development will also be considered. 

Prior experience working with children is a requirement (e.g., tutoring/teaching/coaching, child-care, summer camps, etc.)

This research group will be led by Assistant Professor Jason Yip (iSchool), with support from Dr. Julie Kientz (Professor, HCDE), Dr. Jin Ha Lee (Associate Professor, iSchool), and Dr. Alexis Hiniker (Assistant Professor, iSchool).

To apply for this DRG, please fill out the survey by Friday, May 7, 2021.

We will schedule meetings to confirm your availability and experience in the month of May, and make final decisions by the end of May.

For any questions, please email Dr. Jason Yip at

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