Dr Ernesto Priego

Lecturer - Centre for HCI Design

Autoethnography, Disability and Graphic Narrative: Co-designing Comics to Represent an Experience of Lockdown

This talk will present and describe the user-centred and narrative design work behind “A Day in Lockdown” is a COVID-19 Response four-page comic depicting a day in the life of a family with a child with a disability during the first UK Lockdown in 2020. Principles of biographical and documentary comics and autofiction were followed, and ethical guidelines were followed within the iterative participatory design process, including reader-testing and the incorporation of their feedback throughout the life cycle of the project.

About the speaker:

Ernesto Priego has researched comics since the early 1990s. As a lecturer and researcher based at the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design, he explores the role of comics as narrative, conceptual and speculative design tools and applies user-centred, participatory co-design methods to the creation of comics within public health or social interest domains. He leads the “Parables of Care. Responses to Dementia Care” project, which explores the potential of comics to enhance the impact of dementia care research.

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