Angus Main

Researcher and Lecturer specialising in creative and critical uses of technology

Co-Design With Children

In 2020 I was awarded funding from the EPSRC Human Data Interaction Network + to lead a project which works with children to raise awareness of, and agency over digital sensor surveillance. This extends the existing Countermeasures project to focus on the growing risks to children.

The research was designed to use co-design as a creative method of engaging children with technology. We ran eight workshops with children aged between eight and twelve years old, using drawing, and making activities to explore their attitudes towards technology, and to invent modifications and add-ons to their devices which would help them protect their privacy.

This research project is still currently ongoing, with the research being documented in an upcoming journal article.

More information on the work to date can be found on the Countermeasures website, and through the HDI website:

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