Using popular culture to enable health service co-design with young people

SUSTAR, Helena, BOWEN, Simon, DEARDEN, Andy, FISHER, Mark and WOLSTENHOLME, Dan (2013). Using popular culture to enable health service co-design with young people. In: Crafting the Future, Gothenburg, Sweden, 17-19 April, 2013. European Academy of Design Conference. (Submitted)

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This paper reports on participatory service design with young people with type 1 diabetes – a long-term condition that can impact their emotional wellbeing and where poor self-care often leads to negative health consequences. The paper describes a project working with young people with type 1 diabetes to design innovative health services. The project consisted of eight creative workshops, in which we used popular cultural references as a means to create enjoyable activities and encourage the young people to engage with design. These cultural references can be understood as creating design language games that allowed the young people to understand and participate in the activities required at each stage of the design process. However, not all popular culture references worked equally well and this paper explores the reasons for this.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Type 1 Diabetes, young people, co-design, healthcare, language games
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Computing
Depositing User: Helena Sustar
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2013 14:24
Last Modified: 12 May 2018 09:30

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