Involving Geographically Distributed Users in the Design of an Interactive System

S. Luz, M. Masoodian

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We report the process of designing an interactive system for use in disease surveillance and patient case management at remote communities in the Amazon region. The design aimed at coordinating and supporting the tasks of a distributed community of users in the region, and involved collaboration of designers and developers located in three continents, working on a common research project. In spite of this high degree of geographical distribution, both of users and designers, a participatory design approach was pursued. The challenges faced by this project as regards securing end-user involvement, eliciting requirements, generating and validating design ideas, and iterating the design process are discussed. A prototype which embodies the experience gained in applying these methods in this particular setting is also described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of AUIC 2014, The 15th Australasian User Interface Conference
Place of PublicationAuckland, NZ
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameResearch and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT)


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