Unbounding the interaction design problem: The contribution of HCI in three interventions for well-being

Smith, Wally, Wadley, Greg, Webber, Sarah, Ploderer, Bernd, & Lederman, Reeva (2014) Unbounding the interaction design problem: The contribution of HCI in three interventions for well-being. In 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures - the Future of Design, (OZCHI ’14), 2-5 December 2014, Sydney, N.S.W.

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In this paper we consider HCI's role in technology interventions for health and well-being. Three projects carried out by the authors are analysed by appropriating the idea of a value chain to chart a causal history from proximal effects generated in early episodes of design through to distal health and well-being outcomes. Responding to recent arguments that favour bounding HCI's contribution to local patterns of use, we propose an unbounded view of HCI that addresses an extended value chain of influence. We discuss a view of HCI methods as mobilising this value chain perspective in multi-disciplinary collaborations through its emphasis on early prototyping and naturalistic studies of use.

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ID Code: 93525
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: behaviour change, smoking cessation
DOI: 10.1145/2686612.2686672
ISBN: 9781450306539
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2016 05:28
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 04:28

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