Ethical Considerations on Positioning the Normative Stance when working with Children


Distributed participatory design (DPD) is becoming increasing popular within the HCI community, partly due to the covid-19 era moving everything online. In this position paper, we described the potential problems arising from the choice of researchers' normative stance in design sessions, and we argue for the need to investigate and unpack how to carefully position the normative stance when working with children in distributed participatory design.

In 21st edition of the ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference, Workshop: Ethical Considerations of Distributed Participatory Design with Children
Ge Wang
Ge Wang
DPhil (Ph.D.) student

I’m a Dphil student in the Department of Computer Science at University of Oxford. My research investigates the algorithmic impact on families and children, and what that means for their long-term development. I’m keen to explore the potential for designing more age-appropriate AI for families, as well as building more ethical web and data architecture for them. My research takes a human-centric approach, and focuses on understanding users' needs in order to design technological prototypes that are of real impact on today’s society.