School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Speaker: Dr Jessica Korte
Seminar Date: Mon, 26/02/2018 - 09:30
Venue: 49-502; AEB Seminar Room
Host: Assoc Prof Stephen Viller

Seminar Type:  ITEE Research Seminar


In this seminar, Dr Jessica Korte will discuss the impacts Deaf culture and the traits of individual Deafness have on the conduct of collaborative design with Deaf children. A series of design sessions were undertaken with a design team composed of young Deaf children, an adult designer, members of an Early Childhood Development Program’s staff, and the parents of the young Deaf children. From the interactions of the design team, lessons about the impact of Deaf culture and individual Deafness have been identified. Designers wishing to work with young Deaf children must consider the impacts Deafness and Deaf culture will have on their design activities if they wish to maximise Deaf children’s involvement in and contribution to those design activities.


Dr Jessica Korte is an early career researcher currently employed at Griffith University. Her research area is human-computer interaction. Her PhD research examined collaborative design with Deaf children, and resulted in the creation of YoungDeafDesign, a design method tailored to collaborative design with young Deaf children. She has extensive teaching experience at Griffith University and Griffith College (QIBT).