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A Participatory Design Approach to Develop an Interactive Sound Environment Simulator

A Participatory Design Approach to Develop an Interactive Sound Environment Simulator

Category
Journal publication
Abstract
Purpose: Our purpose is to provide insight into the added value of applying a participatory design approach in the design of an interactive sound environment simulator to facilitate communication and understanding between patients and audiologists in consultation situations. Method: We have applied a qualitative approach, presenting results and discussion in the form of a story, following 3 consecutive steps: problem investigation, design, and evaluation. Results: We provide an overview of lessons learned, emphasizing how patients and audiologists took roles and responsibilities in the design process and the effects of this involvement. Conclusion: Our results suggest that participatory design is a viable and practical approach to address multifaceted problems directly affecting patients and practitioners.
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • SINTEF ICT / Systemutvikling og sikkerhet
Year
2016
Published in
American Journal of Audiology
ISSN
1059-0889
Volume
25
Page(s)
268 - 271