Engaging with end-users of independent living technology in Scotland… the experience of the Blackwood Foundation

Jarrold, D. and Bouamrane, M.-M. (2011) Engaging with end-users of independent living technology in Scotland… the experience of the Blackwood Foundation. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), Dublin, Ireland, 23-26 May 2011. IEEE: Piscataway, N.J., USA, pp. 278-282. ISBN 9781612847672

Jarrold, D. and Bouamrane, M.-M. (2011) Engaging with end-users of independent living technology in Scotland… the experience of the Blackwood Foundation. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), Dublin, Ireland, 23-26 May 2011. IEEE: Piscataway, N.J., USA, pp. 278-282. ISBN 9781612847672

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Abstract

We report on the recent activities of the Blackwood Foundation and specifically on a series of engagement workshops with the public. We organised 11 workshops across Scotland, which ran between 24 August and 19 October 2010. We sought to engage with people in order to explore how design and technology may enhance, or inhibit, independent-living. This involved speaking at length to over a 100 people around various aspects of home design and technology. We asked people to share their experiences and provide examples of design that delighted and frustrated them. We also asked them about their opinions about the best and worst technologies in relation to independent living. The discussions sought to explore and identify why certain devices worked well, why others did not, and what alternatives existed. Generally we sought to identify generic design principles which could be used to improve the experience of end-users of independent living technology.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bouamrane, Dr Matt-Mouley
Authors: Jarrold, D., and Bouamrane, M.-M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
Publisher:IEEE
ISBN:9781612847672

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