Researchers' Toolbox for the Future: Empowering Children to Shape Their Future

Sirkku Kotilainen, Jussi Okkonen, Guna Spurava, Ole Sejer Iversen, Netta Iivari, Marianne Kinnula, Sumita Sharma

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There is an increasing emphasis on empowering children through co-design and co-creation of technology that shapes their learning, wellbeing and lifestyle, and everyday lived experiences. However, several questions emerge: what does it really mean to empower children, what have we achieved thus far, and where are we headed now, as we fight the ongoing pandemic, and in the future when the pandemic is behind us? This workshop aims to answer such questions by investigating, through a strategy approach, different forms of empowerment of children and related ethical, practical, political, and technological implications, in line with this year's conference theme of "shaping experiences, shaping society." The outcome of the workshop includes a methodological toolbox for researchers working towards empowerment of children and other vulnerable users, with an aim to enable inquiry, design, and critical examination of children's socio-technological futures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI 2020: Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationShaping Experiences, Shaping Society
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-7579-5
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2020
Publication typeNot Eligible
EventNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction -
Duration: 25 Oct 202029 Oct 2020
Conference number: NordiCHI

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


ConferenceNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction


  • Critical Design Methods
  • Empowerment and Children
  • Researchers Toolbox
  • Socio-Technological Futures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software


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