Participatory Design of Assistive Tech

Claire Kearney-Volpe

In addition to 3 case studies and prototypes, I have developed and framework and field guide for makers, designers and enthusiasts interested in the participatory design of assistive technologies.


I have applied this framework to 3 distinct case studies, in which end-users collaborated in the conception, design, and prototyping of personalized assistive technologies. The multiple stages of this process are documented in the field guide, from finding participants, consultation, a design/prototyping phase, and finally user-testing.