I’m trying various activities over July with my son and perhaps some of his friends to gradually gain some insight and experience in working with children. The ultimate goal is to work with kids to develop simple software that works for them.
I’ve been fortunate to run a number of usability test sessions with kids — most were successful and changed the course of the product I was working on.
Hopefully working with children earlier in the design process will give me greater insight to what their needs are before the first or final prototypes are made.
I think it’s going to be fun.