Invited Guest Speaker

The Socio-Technical Interaction Research (STIR) Lab and the Participatory Research and Design Network (PRDN) invite you to a special talk on Participatory Design Methods for Children given by Dr. Elizabeth Bonsignore from the University of Maryland. There will be FREE pizza!

STIR Lab Invited Speaker

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Bonsignore

University of Maryland, College Park


Date: March 21, 2019

Time: 12:00PM -1:00PM

Location: STIR Lab (Barbara Ying Center CMMS Rm 109)


Talk Abstract: Beth will share some of the background and history of Cooperative Inquiry, a participatory design approach for designing technology for and with youth (7-16 years old). She’ll also discuss a few projects for which participatory design with youth was a primary design-based research approach, and share a few resources for listeners who are interested in exploring technology design with youth.


Speaker Bio: Elizabeth (Beth) Bonsignore is an assistant research scientist at the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) and College of Information Studies (Maryland’s iSchool). Her research focuses on the design of technology-mediated social experiences that promote new media literacies, arts-integrated science learning, and participatory cultures for youth. She also serves as Director of KidsTeam, an intergenerational design team of children and adults, and is experienced in participatory design techniques that support new technology development for children and families, with a focus on informal learning experiences. 


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