Designing for and with people with Parkinson's:a focus on exergaming

McNaney, Róisín and Balaam, Madeline and Holden, Amey and Schofield, Guy and Jackson, Dan and Webster, Mary and Galna, Brook and Barry, Gillian and Rochester, Lynn and Olivier, Patrick (2015) Designing for and with people with Parkinson's:a focus on exergaming. In: CHI 2015 - Proceedings of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Crossings. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, KOR, pp. 501-510. ISBN 9781450331456

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Parkinson's is a complex and multifaceted condition with a myriad of symptoms, thus, designing for and with this user group requires careful consideration. We reflect upon two studies, employing different design methodologies, relating to the design of rehabilitative exergames in Parkinson's. The first explored the concept of designing 'for' People with Parkinson's (PwP) and focused on specifications outlined by clinical stakeholders. The second used a designing 'with' approach and modified a pre-established participatory design method for use with PwP. We call attention to the importance of carrying out design work with PwP and contribute; an empathic understanding of living with Parkinson's, a set of recommendations for how to design with PwP and a set of wider considerations for developing rehabilitative exergames for PwP.

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