Designing self-care for everyday life

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  • Nervo Verdezoto, Denmark
  • Francisco Nunes, TU Wien, Vienna University of Technology, A-1020 Vienna, Austria
  • Erik Grönvall, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Cristiano Storni, Interaction Design Centre. Dept. of Computer Science & information Systems, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Morten Kyng
Managing chronic conditions can be challenging. People in such conditions, and the people around them, have to: deal with symptoms, adapt to the resulting disability, manage emotions, and change habits to keep the condition under control. Self-care technologies have the potential to support self-care and mediate the relationship between patients (and caregivers) and the condition. However, these technologies often disregard the complexity of the settings in which they are used and fail to become integrated in everyday life. In this workshop we will discuss how to design self-care technologies that are in harmony with people's everyday life. Therefore, we invite designers, researchers and practitioners to participate in a full-day workshop in which we will reflect on each other's work, and do a design exercise with patients and caregivers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI '14, Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction : Fun, Fast, Foundational
EditorsVirpi Roto, Jonna Häkkilä
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2014
Pages 821-824
ISBN (print)978-1-4503-2542-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventNordic Conference on Human Computer Interaction - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 26 Oct 201430 Oct 2014
Conference number: 8TH


ConferenceNordic Conference on Human Computer Interaction

    Research areas

  • Self-care, Self-management, chronic care, self-care technology, Personal health management

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