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Digital Co-design Applied to Healthcare Environments: A Comparative Study

  • Lei Shi
  • James MacKrill
  • Elisavet Dimitrokali
  • Carolyn Dawson
  • Rebecca Cain
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9299)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Healthcare Environment Digital Tool Computer Science Student Ongoing Research Program Improve User Experience 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lei Shi
    • 1
  • James MacKrill
    • 1
  • Elisavet Dimitrokali
    • 1
  • Carolyn Dawson
    • 1
  • Rebecca Cain
    • 1
  1. 1.International Digital LaboratoryWMG, University of WarwickCoventryUK

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