PD 3.1 to the rescue - Challenges for Participatory Design in a health care context

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Lina Nilsson, Christel Borg, Malin Hofflander, Sara Eriksén
Title: PD 3.1 to the rescue - Challenges for Participatory Design in a health care context
Conference name: 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference
Year: 2010
Pagination: 269-270
ISBN: 978-145030131-2
Publisher: ACM
City: Sydney
URI/DOI: 10.1145/1900441.1900501
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/com
Language: English
Abstract: A National Strategy for E-health has been introduced in Swedish county councils. The strategy indicates that health care needs to become more accessible. To generate usable and sustainable e- Health solutions in Swedish health care, Participatory Design (PD) was introduced as a working method in an e-Health project in the south of Sweden. The project has met with opposition; e-health solutions are not exactly what Swedish health care wanted at the same time as different arenas within the health care organization have difficulties understanding each other. The aim of this study is to find work methods that result in applicable, usable, and sustainable ICT- solutions in every day work within Swedish health care. The study suggests that a modification of third generation of PD may be one way to the challenges PD has come across in the health care context.
Subject: Computer Science\Effects on Society
Computer Science\General
Keywords: E-Health, Methodology, Participatory design
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