The workshop will be hands-on and interactive; visual and generative techniques will be used in the breakout sessions and plenary discussion. Below is a tentative schedule:

9:00 – 10:30 Welcome and participant intros

Organizers and participants introduce themselves and briefly explain their interest in the workshop and what they hope to gain from it. Then, participants present each other’s research (or point of view, or an anecdote, or…) and how this relates to the workshop theme. These informal presentations should not exceed 6 minutes each (incl. Q&A).

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee

11:00 – 12:00 First breakout session: setting the stage

In small groups, the participants explore and visually outline ideas and themes that emerged from the presentations. This mapping exercise will be guided by the following questions:

  • What is good design and how does this relate to co-design? In which design phase(s) is co-design with children (0 – 18 years) a useful activity?
  • What kind of creative contributions and experiences (e.g., stories, paper prototypes, enacted ideas) can result from co-design activities and how are these valuable?
  • What types of insight or knowledge can be deduced from children’s creative contributions and based on what epistemic grounds?

12:30 – 13:00 Lunch (provided by IDC)

13:00 – 15:00  Second breakout session: envisioning future practices

Participants switch groups and discuss existing approaches to analyze or interpret children’s contributions and experiences in co-design activities. They map out the benefits and challenges of these approaches and use these insights as a starting point to think of ‘what could be’, resulting in a visual roadmap for future practices. Guiding questions include but are not limited to:

  • How can we increase transparency and rigor when analyzing children’s contributions and experiences?
  • How and to what extent can we involve children in analyzing their contributions and experiences?
  • How can we move away from a unilateral focus on the verbal explanation of children’s designs and, instead, analyze a wide variety of semiotic resources?

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee

15:30 – 17:00 Plenary discussion: setting a future research agenda

Groups present their visual roadmap to the other participants, resulting in a final discussion on best practices, challenges, and future directions. Groups are encouraged to find cross-links, which may result in joint submissions (e.g. for a special issue). This discussion will be recorded by the organizers in audio, notes and photos, and shared on the workshop website.

19:00 Dinner & drinks (optional)