Digital Co-design Applied to Healthcare Environments: A Comparative Study

Lei Shi, Jamie Macrill, Elisavet Dimitrokali, Carolyn Dawson, Rebecca Cain

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Co-design approaches have been used by different sectors, to understand end-user perspectives. They have been diversified from traditional use in product development to sectors such as healthcare environments. They put emphasis on innovation with end-users where this is seen as a source of competitive advantage, and fits with the logic of end-user-led innovation. It does however ask the question of how to enable such approaches and if digital approaches are more useful than traditional paper-based methods. We propose a digital co-design tool for environment improvement that can potentially promote user involvement. This paper reports on a comparative study on co-designing a healthcare environment using the digital tool versus a traditional paper-based tool. Discussion centers on the benefits and drawbacks of proposed approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERACT 2015: Human-Computer Interaction
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-22723-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-22722-1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015 - Bamberg, Germany
Duration: 14 Sept 201518 Sept 2015
Conference number: INTERACT 2015


ConferenceHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015


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