Author Date

2022-4

Degree Name

BS

Department

Experience Design and Management

College

Marriott School of Management

Defense Date

2022-3

Publication Date

2022-05-10

First Faculty Advisor

Sarah Agate

First Faculty Reader

Neil Lundberg

Honors Coordinator

Brian Hill

Keywords

Deliberative Dialogue, Inclusion, Transformative Experience, Adolescents

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore outcomes of participating in a deliberative dialogue for adolescents. Participants attended a deliberative dialogue facilitated by the primary researcher. After the dialogue, participants completed journal prompts that asked about their experience participating in the dialogue. Results indicated that participation in the dialogues impacted adolescents’ confidence and open-mindedness. Findings also indicated components of atmosphere that contributed to willingness to engage, and strategies participants can use in future conversations. Deliberative dialogues are an avenue for transformative experiences and the data from this study can help experience designers understand these types of experiences for adolescents. Findings have important implications for people who work with adolescents and those hoping to use deliberative dialogues to facilitate beneficial outcomes for various groups.

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