Keywords: Participatory Design, Children, Child-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design & Children, Play and Playfulness, Making, (Design) Research Methods, Public Space, Long-term participation.


Selina Schepers (1986) is a design researcher, PhD student and teacher. She graduated in 2009 as a Master of Philosophy (mPhil) in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Currently, she is part of the Social Spaces research group of LUCA School of Artsin Genk (Belgium), specialized in participatory art and design research. Besides being a researcher, Selina also teaches within the Communication & Media Design program of LUCA School of Arts, campus C-mine.

Since 2010 she has coordinated and participated in various research projects that deal with participatory design processes involving children (such as MELoDiA, TRADERS, TraPIST, and SPEEL-Goed). In 2015, Selina started her PhD research (KU Leuven, Faculty of Social Sciences) on opening up the design of methods, tools and techniques for participatory design processes involving children.


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