Socio-material design for computer mediated social sensemaking

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Telemonitoring healthcare solutions often struggle to provide the hoped for efficiency improvements in managing chronic illness because of the difficulty interpreting sensor data remotely. Computer-Mediated Social Sensemaking (CMSS) is an approach to solving this problem that leverages the patient's social network to supply the missing contextual detail so that remote doctors can make more accurate decisions. However, implementing CMSS solutions is difficult because users need to know who can see which information, and whether private and confidential information is adequately protected. In this paper, we wish to explore how socio-material design solutions might offer ways of making properties of a CMSS solution tangible to participants so that they can control and understand the implications of their participation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI’13 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems : Changing Perspectives - Palais de Congrès de Paris, Paris, France
Duration: 27 Apr 20132 May 2013

Publication series

NameProc. CHI Workshop on Explorations in Social Interaction Design


Conference2013 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2013
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  • Social interaction design
  • eHealth
  • Telehealth
  • Computer-Mediated Social Sensemaking (CMSS) i

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