Participatory design for future care related technologies: lessons from the Smart Distress Monitor Project

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/583080
Title:
Participatory design for future care related technologies: lessons from the Smart Distress Monitor Project
Authors:
Pratesi, Alessandro; Sixsmith, Judith; Woolrych, Ryan
Abstract:
The impact of care related technology on older people’s health and well-being is growing constantly and at a rapid pace. Participatory approaches to the design and development of care related technology have become increasingly common; however, these approaches have often included older people simply as test participants, rather than co-researchers, in the evaluation of developing technologies. This paper presents a participatory project involving older people in the design and development of an intelligent activity/inactivity monitoring system for domestic environments. In order to be successful, the development of such a system must be viewed less as a technological challenge and more as the creation of an integrated socio-technical system in which technology is functional to the people and organisations involved.
Citation:
Pratesi, A., Sixsmith, J. & Woolrych, R. (2012). Participatory design for future care related technologies: lessons from the Smart Distress Monitor Project. In International Community Psychology: Approaches to Contemporary Social Problems Vol. II. (pp. 183-195). Puebla, México: Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla.
Publisher:
Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla
Publication Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/583080
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPratesi, Alessandroen
dc.contributor.authorSixsmith, Judithen
dc.contributor.authorWoolrych, Ryanen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-01T16:42:27Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-01T16:42:27Zen
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationPratesi, A., Sixsmith, J. & Woolrych, R. (2012). Participatory design for future care related technologies: lessons from the Smart Distress Monitor Project. In International Community Psychology: Approaches to Contemporary Social Problems Vol. II. (pp. 183-195). Puebla, México: Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/583080en
dc.description.abstractThe impact of care related technology on older people’s health and well-being is growing constantly and at a rapid pace. Participatory approaches to the design and development of care related technology have become increasingly common; however, these approaches have often included older people simply as test participants, rather than co-researchers, in the evaluation of developing technologies. This paper presents a participatory project involving older people in the design and development of an intelligent activity/inactivity monitoring system for domestic environments. In order to be successful, the development of such a system must be viewed less as a technological challenge and more as the creation of an integrated socio-technical system in which technology is functional to the people and organisations involved.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversidad Iberoamericana Pueblaen
dc.subjectOlder peopleen
dc.subjectNew care related technologiesen
dc.subjectParticipatory processesen
dc.titleParticipatory design for future care related technologies: lessons from the Smart Distress Monitor Projecten
dc.typeBook chapteren
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