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Designing with Care: The Future of Pervasive Healthcare
October-December 2009 (vol. 8 no. 4)
pp. 85-88
Ingrid Mulder, Delft University of Technology
Yvonne Schikhof, Rotterdam University
Martijn Vastenburg, Delft University of Technology
Alan Card, Evidence-Based Health Solutions
Tory Dunn, Vodafone
Andreas Komninos, Glasgow Caledonian University
Marilyn McGee-Lennon, University of Glasgow
Mark Santcroos, Rotterdam University
Gabriele Tiotto, Politecnico di Torino
Mieke van Gils, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Jan-Willem van 't Klooster, University of Twente
Annelies Veys, Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology
Mohammed Zarifi Eslami, University of Twente
Humane care—which is an important design paradigm relevant for pervasive healthcare—means designing systems with care, keeping in mind both users and other stakeholders. Understanding human values is a key factor in creating any successful healthcare application and is essential to avoid dehumanizing and stigmatizing users. By considering human values, designers and developers can create pervasive healthcare applications that better fit users' needs and desires. The Designing with Care 09 workshop aimed to bring together researchers, designers, and practitioners to share their experiences with incorporating values into the design of pervasive healthcare systems and to help understand the sensitive issues involved in designing for healthcare. Based on the findings from the workshop, the present state of the art is discussed, and a research agenda is presented.

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Index Terms:
human values; user involvement; design methods; pervasive health applications
Citation:
Ingrid Mulder, Yvonne Schikhof, Martijn Vastenburg, Alan Card, Tory Dunn, Andreas Komninos, Marilyn McGee-Lennon, Mark Santcroos, Gabriele Tiotto, Mieke van Gils, Jan-Willem van 't Klooster, Annelies Veys, Mohammed Zarifi Eslami, "Designing with Care: The Future of Pervasive Healthcare," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 85-88, Oct.-Dec. 2009, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2009.71
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