Digital Co-design Applied to Healthcare Environments: A Comparative Study
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.
KeywordsHealthcare Environment Digital Tool Computer Science Student Ongoing Research Program Improve User Experience
This research was conducted as part of the EPSRC-funded project “Participation in Healthcare Environment Engineering” under the grant no: EP/H022031/1.
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