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Co-designing a self-compassion application for newly diagnosed cancer patients with a focus on sustained use

Berg, S.H.M.P. van den (2020) Co-designing a self-compassion application for newly diagnosed cancer patients with a focus on sustained use.

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Abstract:Over 100.000 people in the Netherlands receive a cancer diagnosis per year. These people experience significant levels of distress and are in need of psychological support. Currently, an mHealth intervention is in development for this target group with a focus on self-compassion. The project uses a co-design approach, in which the target group is actively engaged in the design cycle. Based on theories from within the interaction design and held co-design workshops, an interface was designed. A focus on user experience design to stimulate continued usage was applied. With co-design, input from the target group was used to evaluate several iterations of the interface, including the homepage, functions, and interactions. Finally, the prototype was evaluated using a SUS-test. Based on the results, the prototype received positive marks on the field of usability and learnability, meaning that co-design might have a positive influence on these two factors. This paper closes with a brief discussion on the differences in literature and user input, the ways in which co-design influenced the actual prototype and the impairments of this prototype.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general, 77 psychology
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/80603
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