Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. students, Neeraj Chatlani and Zachary Shea, and Dr. Wisniewski for the acceptance of a position paper into an IDC 2020 workshop! This paper will be part of the workshop, titled “Teaching the Next Generation of Child-Computer Interaction Researchers and Designers” which seeks to gauge the current state of teaching Child-Computer Interaction to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Please see the paper title and abstract below:
- Chatlani, N., Shea, Z., and Wisniewski, P. “Teenovate: Using Intergenerational Participatory Design to Teach Students About Adolescent Online Safety”
Abstract: One of the best ways to teach child-computer interaction (CCI) is by doing. We present a new program that we are developing called “Teenovate,” which will be an intergenerational participatory design group comprised of college students (undergraduate and graduate) and adolescents (ages 13-17). Teenovate members will act as both co-designers and co-researchers to generate innovative design-based solutions to salient adolescent online safety challenges and evaluate the effectiveness of these approaches. Teenovate is meant to be a sustainable educational program for Computer Science students taking the college-level introductory course on participatory design methods, as well as the teens enrolled in the program. Thus, it would be an invaluable opportunity for us to attend an IDC workshop focused on curriculum development for teaching CCI to students.