Design, User Experience and Usability Best Paper Award

Certificate for best paper award of the 10th International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability. Details in text following the image

Certificate for Best Paper Award of the 10th International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability

The award has been conferred to

Thijs Waardenburg (HAN University of Applied Sciences and University of Twente, The Netherlands),
Niels van Huizen, Jelle van Dijk (University of Twente, The Netherlands),
Maurice Magnée (HAN University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands),
Wouter Staal (Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The Netherlands),
Jan-Pieter Teunisse (HAN University of Applied Sciences and Dr. Leo Kannerhuis, The Netherlands) and
Mascha van der Voort (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

Thijs Waardenburg

for the paper entitled

"Design Your Life: User-Initiated Design of Technology to Support Independent Living of Young Autistic Adults"

Presented in the context of
HCI International 2021
24-29 July 2021

Paper Abstract
"This paper describes the development of and first experiences with ‘Design Your Life’: a novel method aimed at user-initiated design of technologies supporting young autistic adults in independent living. A conceptual, phenomenological background resulting in four core principles is described. Taking a practice-oriented Research-through-Design approach, three co-design case studies were conducted, in which promising methods from the co-design literature with the lived experiences and practical contexts of autistic young adults and their caregivers is contrasted. This explorative inquiry provided some first insights into several design directions of the Design Your Life-process. In a series of new case studies that shall follow, the Design Your Life-method will be iteratively developed, refined and ultimately validated in practice."

The full paper is available through SpringerLink, provided that you have proper access rights.