Children's drawing and telling of sustainability in the home

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Desjardins, Audrey, & Wakkary, Ron. (2011). Children's drawing and telling of sustainability in the home. CHI '11 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '11), 1411-1416. doi:10.1145/1979742.1979783

Date created: 
2011
Keywords: 
Drawing and telling method
Eco-visualization
Children
Home
Sustainability
Abstract: 

This paper describes a pilot study about children’s perspective on environmental sustainability in the home through the drawing-telling technique. We utilize the drawing-telling technique as described by Susan Wright [6] for interviewing children about issues related to sustainability. The participants (children from age 10 to 13) were asked to draw two houses (current and ideal) and then describe their drawings in terms of sustainable actions and features. This pilot study is an initial step to investigate if there are opportunities to develop eco-visualizations (EVs) with children in mind and shows that the drawing-telling technique is useful in researching sustainability and children.

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English
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