Engaging People with Aphasia in Design of Rehabilitation Through Participatory Design: A Way to Learn what They Really Want

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Research literature on participatory design in relation to people with communicative and cognitive disabilities often focuses on the challenges of communication among the participants. This paper presents a case study involving people suffering from communication disabilities after a brain injury (aphasia) early in a design process of an avatar-mediated virtual learning environment for rehabilitation. The example demonstrates how providing time and space and supporting the communication with well-suited tools and artefact opens for firth-hand domain knowledge of living with aphasia. The results demonstrate that participatory design methods might result in much more than just being a step in the design process. In this specific case, it turns out to be a tool to engage, involve, and empower people with communication disabilities to interact and communicate. The paper argues, that participatory design is a way for designers to gain insights into what people with aphasia really want and, consequently, might also be a key to redesign rehabilitation for people with communication disabilities.
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Research literature on participatory design in relation to people with communicative and cognitive disabilities often focuses on the challenges of communication among the participants. This paper presents a case study involving people suffering from communication disabilities after a brain injury (aphasia) early in a design process of an avatar-mediated virtual learning environment for rehabilitation. The example demonstrates how providing time and space and supporting the communication with well-suited tools and artefact opens for firth-hand domain knowledge of living with aphasia. The results demonstrate that participatory design methods might result in much more than just being a step in the design process. In this specific case, it turns out to be a tool to engage, involve, and empower people with communication disabilities to interact and communicate. The paper argues, that participatory design is a way for designers to gain insights into what people with aphasia really want and, consequently, might also be a key to redesign rehabilitation for people with communication disabilities.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelParticipatory Design & Health Information Technology
RedaktørerAnne Marie Kanstrup, Ann Bygholm, Pernille Bertelsen, Christian Nøhr
Antal sider10
ForlagIOS Press
Publikationsdato1 feb. 2017
Sider148-157
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-61499-739-9
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-61499-740-5
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2017
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
SerieStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Vol/bind233
ISSN0926-9630
ID: 250438966