Exploring the combined use of solicited diaries and photography by older patients in their process of self-care with medication packaging

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Sammanfattning

Design has the potential to include or exclude people, depending on how user needs are translated into products. Design exclusion has been vast in design for health care. Medication packaging design is a common example. It does a good job of protecting the product but can result in creating difficulties when used, especially for those who are older. Research in this area lacks an inclusive and user-centered approach because potential users have been studied outside of their context of living and with methods that limit participation. The aim of this study was to explore the combined use of solicited diaries and photography to engage and include older users in gathering data and reflecting on their day-to-day experiences of using multiple medications and the medication packaging. Our findings show key learnings of using this combined method, as well as related methodological challenges, and provide recommendations to tackle these challenges. The use of solicited diaries with photographs taken by participants is deemed to be relevant in interdisciplinary fields of research and practice, where designers and other professionals aim to better understand the reality of older people and create meaning in their experiences of self-care.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationProceedings of the International Conference of Engineering Design (ICED 21)
FörlagCambridge University Press
Sidor1511-1520
DOI
StatusPublished - 2021
Evenemang23rd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 21) - Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sverige
Varaktighet: 2021 aug. 162021 aug. 20

Publikationsserier

NamnProceedings of the Design Society
FörlagCambridge University Press
NummerAugust 2021
Volym1
ISSN (elektroniskt)2732-527X

Konferens

Konferens23rd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 21)
Land/TerritoriumSverige
OrtGothenburg
Period2021/08/162021/08/20

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Omvårdnad
  • Design

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