Challenges and Opportunities for Collaborative Technologies for Home Care Work

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  • Lars Rune Christensen, Denmark
  • Erik Grönvall, Denmark
  • Department of Computer Science
This article offers an exploration of home care work and the design of
computational devices in support of such work. We present findings from a field study and four participatory design workshops. Themes emerging from the findings suggest that home care work may be highly cooperative in nature and requires substantial articulation work among the actors, such as family members and care workers engaged in providing care for older adults. Although they provide home care for older adults in cooperation, family members and care workers harbour diverging attitudes and values towards their joint efforts. The themes emerging are used to elicit a number of design implications and to promote some illustrative design concepts for new devices in support
of cooperative home care work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECSCW 2011 : Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
EditorsS. Bødker, N. O. Bouvin, W. Wulf, L. Ciolfi
Number of pages20
Publication year2011
ISBN (print)9780857299123, 9780857299130
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventEuropean Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2011 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 24 Sep 201128 Sep 2011


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2011

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