Designing for Self-Care
Acknowledging the Home-Clinic Difference
Workshop @ NordiChi 2012
14 October 2012
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We are happy to announce that NordiCHI organizers have made it possible for workshop participants to register for just workshop participation without the conference.
We allow for workshop participants to register just for workshop only on Sunday, 14 October. Early: 190 EUR, Late: 250 EUR, On-site: 350 EUR
Call for position papers
Demographic changes challenge the public-funded national healthcare systems of many developed countries. One strategy to deal with the increase cost of institutionalized care is to move healthcare services beyond the boundaries of hospitals and clinics and into private homes. This movement of care often requires the active involvement of patients. The patient is hence expected to participate in various self-care activities at home, at work and in everyday aspects of their life. Digital technology can assist in this movement of care, for example, by supporting the patients to gather information about their health condition for the purpose of self-care, and for the purpose of sharing it with their doctors.
Workshop theme: Supporting the movement of care across boundaries
Increasingly successful healthcare involves moving the care activities across the clinic-home boundaries. The field of HCI has increasingly explored ways to design digital technological tools to support this movement of care beyond the boundaries of a clinic.
Figure 1: Three positions of designing for self-care: A: home-based care; B: clinic based care; C: movement of care across the settings.
However, the clinic and the home offer different settings, shaping the care activities in different ways. Acknowledging this difference of settings, opens up the space for various positions that designers can take for the design for self-care. We identify three key positions (see figure 1):
All accepted papers should bring a poster representing their paper to the workshop. This will be used during the workshop and its discussions. While shorter presentation of each paper will take place, the focus will be on more interactive sessions where the participants will interview each other, group work and plenum discussions. The workshop aim to share current work, methods, challenges and insights when working with, or designing for, home-based care.
The workshop will produce its proceedings in the form of an online database, which will be open to access by all interested researchers, practitioners and students. We are also looking into options to publish the proceedings with an ISBN number so that it is publicly available, and the possibility to make a journal special issue after the workshop. The proceedings will include:
Maximum four pages in ACM SIGCHI extended abstract format.
Email the position papers to: rehabws2012 (at) yahoo.com
gronvall (at) cs.au.dk