In this paper a particular design method is propagated as a supplement to existing descriptive approaches to current practice studies especially suitable for gathering requirements for the design of children's technology. The Mission from Mars method was applied during the design of an electronic school bag (eBag). The three-hour collaborative session provides a first-hand insight into children's practice in a fun and intriguing way. The method is proposed as a supplement to existing descriptive design methods for interaction design and children.
Proceedings of the 2005 Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 2005, p. 40-47
Design method; eBag; mission from mars method; participatory design; requirements for new technology; shared narrative space