Designing a Social Machine for the Heart Manual Service

Vanessa Hanschke, Areti Manataki, Cristina Adriana Alexandru, Petros Papapanagiotou, Carolyn Deighan, Louise Taylor, Dave Robertson

Abstract

Social machines are emerging as a focus of research within the field of informatics as they begin to become the central administrator of our everyday communications. The difficulty of applying such systems to specialised contexts, such as healthcare, calls for guidelines on how to design them, so that they become truly useful. In collaboration with the Heart Manual Department, this project is an attempt at finding suitable methods for designing social machines in a healthcare context. It suggests that adopting a participatory approach where stakeholders are active, equal participants throughout the design process leads to a more usable, likeable, and thus more successful social machine. We describe the process of designing a social machine for the Heart Manual service, in which requirements were elicited through various participatory design methods and a proof of concept evaluation was carried out with a prototype. The prototype was received largely positively and scored highly on the System Usability Scale, indicating the success of the proposed methodology.

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Hanschke V., Manataki A., Alexandru C., Papapanagiotou P., Deighan C., Taylor L. and Robertson D. (2017). Designing a Social Machine for the Heart Manual Service . In Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2017) ISBN 978-989-758-213-4, pages 435-440. DOI: 10.5220/0006249004350440


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf17,
author={Vanessa Hanschke and Areti Manataki and Cristina Adriana Alexandru and Petros Papapanagiotou and Carolyn Deighan and Louise Taylor and Dave Robertson},
title={Designing a Social Machine for the Heart Manual Service},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2017)},
year={2017},
pages={435-440},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006249004350440},
isbn={978-989-758-213-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2017)
TI - Designing a Social Machine for the Heart Manual Service
SN - 978-989-758-213-4
AU - Hanschke V.
AU - Manataki A.
AU - Alexandru C.
AU - Papapanagiotou P.
AU - Deighan C.
AU - Taylor L.
AU - Robertson D.
PY - 2017
SP - 435
EP - 440
DO - 10.5220/0006249004350440