Creating scenes for an intelligent nursing environment: Co-design and user evaluations of a home control system

Tiina Kymäläinen, Juhani Heinilä, Timo Tuomisto, Johan Plomp, Timo Urhemaa

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the co-design process of a proof-of-concept home control system, and how it was carried out by utilising a user-centred design methodology. The aim was to develop a demonstrator of a home control system that supports elderly people in living more independently in their homes. The focus of the research was on the configuration tool of the environment, which was meant to be exploited in a nursing home. The home control system was intended to be used and configured by non-technologically versed users: mainly the care personnel, but also the inhabitants and their close relatives. The system was co-designed and evaluated at first with nurses, who were considered to be the local experts of the chosen ecosystem. The final web-based proof-of-concept system was evaluated with nurses and end-users
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IE 2012
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages87-94
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-4741-1, 978-1-4673-2093-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2012, Guanajuato, 26 - 28 June 2012 - Guanajuato, Mexico
Duration: 26 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2012, Guanajuato, 26 - 28 June 2012
Abbreviated titleIE 2012
CountryMexico
CityGuanajuato
Period26/06/1228/06/12

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Keywords

  • Front end of innovation
  • human-centred design (HCD)
  • human-technology interaction (HTI)
  • interaction design
  • paper-prototyping
  • usability evaluations
  • user experience

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Kymäläinen, T., Heinilä, J., Tuomisto, T., Plomp, J., & Urhemaa, T. (2012). Creating scenes for an intelligent nursing environment: Co-design and user evaluations of a home control system. In Proceedings of the IE 2012: 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (pp. 87-94). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/IE.2012.50