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Designing for wearability: an animal-centred framework

Paci, Patrizia; Mancini, Clara and Price, Blaine (2019). Designing for wearability: an animal-centred framework. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction.

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This paper presents a Wearer-Centered Framework (WCF) developed to support designing for good wearability in animal biotelemetry. Firstly, we describe the framework and the systematic process followed to develop it. Then, we report on how the WCF was evaluated with three teams of designers, who used it collaboratively to design a cat-centered tracking collar during dedicated workshops. We discuss our analysis of the designers’ dialogues, whose aim was to understand the extent to which the framework informed the designers’ thinking. Our findings indicate that the WCF was a useful tool to support the systematic elicitation of wearability requirements. They also suggest that designers could be provided with additional tools to support the WCF’s application more effectively.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: Animal-Computer Interactions; animal biotelemetry; wearability; wearer-centered design; design framework
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 67244
Depositing User: Patrizia Paci
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 12:00
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 17:58
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