Technology is receiving increasingly more support as benefiting autism intervention. In this context, involving individuals with autism in the design process of technology is considered critical for its success.
However, often researchers struggle conducting studies with people with autism due to the sensitivity of this user population and the research community’s lack of experience in working with neurodiverse users.
Recent work from Çorlu and colleagues analyse autistics’ involvement in the technology design process. For this, the researchers analysed peer-reviewed papers published between 2010-2016.
The results of this analysis suggest:
For further details on the outcomes of this study, please, check out Çorlu et al. (2017) article, here.
Çorlu, Doăa, Şeyma Taşel, Semra Gülce Turan, Athanasios Gatos, and Asim Evren Yantaç. Involving Autistics in User Experience Studies: A Critical Review. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, pp. 43-55. ACM, 2017.