Another decade of IDC research: Examining and reflecting on values and ethics

Saba Kawas, Ye Yuan, Akeiylah Dewitt, Qiao Jin, Susanne Kirchner, Abigail Bilger, Ethan Grantham, Julie A. Kientz, Andrea Tartaro, Svetlana Yarosh

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Abstract

Examining the values inherent in papers published at IDC provides a lens to our research community and informs the path of future research needs and opportunities. We conducted a content analysis of the values expressed in all full IDC papers between 2011 and 2019 and a survey with the first authors of 20% of these papers. We examine the types of IDC research contributions, the qualities and behaviors the research seeks to support in children, the role of the child and other stakeholders in the design process, the theories that inform IDC research, and the criteria that guide the technical design choices. We discuss the research contributions and the core value trends over the past two decades of IDC full published papers. We also present the ethical considerations central to the surveyed authors' work. Based on our analysis, we discuss implications and opportunities for future contributions, such as explicit attention to inclusivity in research, encouraging multidisciplinary collaborations, and expanding the qualities our community aims to support in children. These qualities include: focusing on children's sense of autonomy, agency, and empowerment; and children's participation in research as active creators of technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Interaction Design and Children Conference, IDC 2020
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages205-215
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450379816
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 21 2020
Event2020 Interaction Design and Children Conference, IDC 2020 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 21 2020Jun 24 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Interaction Design and Children Conference, IDC 2020

Conference

Conference2020 Interaction Design and Children Conference, IDC 2020
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/21/206/24/20

Keywords

  • IDC author's survey
  • meta-analysis
  • values in design
  • values in research

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