Lookup NU author(s): Dr Rosin McNaney,
Professor John Vines,
Professor Peter Wright
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© 2018 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). While user participation is central to HCI, co-inquiry takes this further by having participants direct and control research from conceptualisation to completion. We describe a co-inquiry, conducted over 16 months with a Parkinson's support group. We explored how the participation of members might be enabled across multiple stages of a research project, from the generation of research questions to the development of a prototype. Participants directed the research into developing alternative modes of information provision, resulting in'Parkinson's Radio' - a collectivist health information service produced and edited by members of the support group. We reflect on how we supported participation at different stages of the project and the successes and challenges faced by the team. We contribute insights into the design of collectivist health technologies for this group, and discuss opportunities and tensions for conducting co-inquiry in HCI research.
Author(s): McNaney R, Vines J, Dow A, Robinson H, Robinson H, McDonald K, Brown L, Santer P, Murray D, Murray J, Green D, Wright P
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18)
Year of Conference: 2018
Online publication date: 21/04/2018
Acceptance date: 02/04/2018
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