In this chapter, we will examine how a faculty member in the discipline of Textiles and Clothing changed the service activities from the service for the service recipients to the service with the service recipients through a co-design process. University students used to make clothes or dresses for the service recipients, who are people with special needs. Alternatively, the co-design process allowed the service recipients to get involved as a partner in the process of making clothes. The outcomes observed by the faculty member will be reported. Contact theory will be used to explain how the features in the co-design process, say equal status, common goals, intergroup cooperation, and support of authorities, benefited both the students and the people with special needs. Copyright © 2022 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
|Title of host publication||Service-learning capacity enhancement in Hong Kong higher education|
|Editors||Grace NGAI, Daniel T.L. SHEK|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
CitationXu, H., & Chan, M. Y. L. (2022). Co-designing with people with special needs: An analysis from contact theory. In G. Ngai & D. T. L. Shek (Eds.), Service-learning capacity enhancement in Hong Kong higher education (pp. 257-271). Singapore: Springer.
- Contact theory
- Service with service recipients