Many digital devices and systems are created with a focus on productivity and customer value without considering their impact on human health. There is a need to design digital technologies that consider the health and well-being of end-users in an explicit human-centered approach.
This project aims to develop a structured approach for human-centered design involving digital technologies. Our research question is therefore: How can a guided design process support creators to improve the health-impact of digital technologies? This project aims to develop a structured approach for human-centred design involving digital technologies. Our research question is therefore:
(1) design guidelines that incorporate user well-being and (2) prototypical evaluation.
We will develop a human-centered design process based on established approaches and use this process to iteratively create and evaluate functional prototype applications. Following each prototype, we will analyse experimental data from end-users and incorporate the findings into the design process. Our design framework will encourage developers to weave these aspects into products without sacrificing their intended purpose. This approach will lead to an experimentally validated human-centered design process that will be useful in the creation of digital technologies.