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Involving people with sensory or cognitive impairments in design and development can be challenging. Researchers and designers working in this area are keen to share their experiences, but a proper format for this is currently lacking as common academic publications tend to focus on the results of research and design projects rather than on the process.

Sharing the creation process of methods is especially valuable when working with people with impairments, as participation (on equal footing) is often challenged by the impairment. In addition, it is necessary to continuously adapt the design approach to the setting and characteristics of individual participants.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and designers who have involved people with cognitive or sensory impairments in design and to explore how the creation and adaptation process of their methods could be documented and shared. As such, this workshop explores the concept of method stories as an approach to document how design research methods are made to work in practice.

 

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