Participatory Design: Transmodal translation

The transmodal translation, is an elicitation techniques that requires participants to translate the same idea across different modal resources (e.g. drawing, writing, enactment, etc.). Children are, therefore, provided with different tasks (e.g. make a drawing or a video report) to describe their experience with the interactive system.

Its application allows tapping into different shades of children understandings around the experience. Even if future research on this technique is still needed, we suggest that this approach can be particularly suitable to gather requirements when working with an early prototype of the system since it offers relevant contributions to delve into the different shades of children’s understanding of a phenomenon.