Children’s Mental Model as a Tool to Provide Innovation in Digital Products

  • Adriana ChammasEmail author
  • Manuela Quaresma
  • Cláudia Renata Mont’Alvão
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9187)


The technological development market is faced with the growing demand for products whose innovations break paradigms. The User-Centered Design approach is used with praise to cause incremental innovations in digital products, but it is not ideal to realize radical innovations. This article aims to present the state of the art in question and ask whether the mental model of children, whose creativity is evident, can be applied to the development process with a User Centered Design approach, and, if so, how to adapt this approach to accelerate the development of radically innovative products to the market.


HCI Methodology Children Creativity Innovation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adriana Chammas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manuela Quaresma
    • 1
  • Cláudia Renata Mont’Alvão
    • 1
  1. 1.LEUI | Laboratory of Ergodesign and Usability InterfacesPUC-Rio UniversityRio de JaneiroBrazil

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