Investigating Contexts of Use for the Development of Domestic Healthcare Technology: An Ethnographic Study
|Title:||Investigating Contexts of Use for the Development of Domestic Healthcare Technology: An Ethnographic Study||Authors:||Burrows, Alison
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6615||Date:||18-May-2015||Abstract:||Current demographic and health trends mean it is becoming imperative to rethink healthcare provision worldwide. This paper introduces SPHERE, a large-scale Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration that aims to make a contribution to addressing this challenge. Specifically, SPHERE is developing a smart home system based on a common platform of non-medical/environmental sensors to address a variety of healthcare needs. In order to achieve its goal of widespread deployment, SPHERE technology must meet the requirements of its envisaged users. In this paper we present the rationale and methodology of an ethnographic study of people's experiences of health and technology. The aim of this study was to gather rich contextual data to inform the design of meaningful and inclusive healthcare technology.||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Publisher:||ACM||Copyright (published version):||2015 the Authors||Keywords:||Cultural probes; Ethnography; Focus group; Home healthcare; Human factors; Sensing technologies; Technology tour; User-centered design||DOI:||10.1145/2737856.2737888||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Is part of:||Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development||Conference Details:||ICTD International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, Singapore, 15-18 May, 2015|
|Appears in Collections:||Computer Science Research Collection|
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