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Wearer-Centered Design for Animal Biotelemetry: Implementation and Wearability Test of a Prototype

Paci, Patrizia; Mancini, Clara and Price, Blaine A. (2019). Wearer-Centered Design for Animal Biotelemetry: Implementation and Wearability Test of a Prototype. In: Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers - ISWC '19, ACM pp. 177–185.

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In this paper we present an approach to designing wearer-centered biotelemetry for non-human (and human) animal wearers. Drawing from fundamental values and principles of user-centered design, we describe a wearer-centered framework to heuristically establish design requirements, which was used during a series of workshops to perform a requirements analysis for a cat-tracking device. The resulting requirements informed a feline-centered prototype whose wearability was evaluated with cat wearers. Compared to the wearability of previously tested off-the-shelf devices, our findings show an improvement and suggest that our framework-based approach can help design teams with a range of skills to systematically design for wearability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 The Authors
ISBN: 1-4503-6870-0, 978-1-4503-6870-4
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
SAUSE: Secure, Adaptive, Usable Software EngineeringEP/R013144/1 (previous: EP/R005095/1)EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Keywords: Animal-Computer Interaction; animal biotelemetry; wearability; wearer-centered design
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 66374
Depositing User: Clara Mancini
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2019 15:02
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 10:00
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