JourneyCam: Exploring Experiences of Accessibility and Mobility among Powered Wheelchair Users through Video and Data

Rodger, Sunil, Jackson, Daniel, Vines, John, McLaughlin, Janice and Wright, Peter (2019) JourneyCam: Exploring Experiences of Accessibility and Mobility among Powered Wheelchair Users through Video and Data. In: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19): May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland UK. ACM, New York, NY, USA, p. 630. ISBN 9781450359702

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Abstract

Recent HCI research has investigated how digital technologies might enable citizens to identify and express matters of civic concern. We extend this work by describing JourneyCam, a smartphone-based system that enables powered wheelchair users to capture video and sensor data about their experiences of mobility. Thirteen participants used JourneyCam to document journeys, after which the data they collected was used to support discussions around their experiences. Our findings highlight how the system facilitated the articulation of complex embodied experiences, and how the collected data might have particular value in surfacing these experiences to help inform urban design and policymaking. Participants valued the ways in which JourneyCam’s moving image and sensor data made hard-to-express sensations apparent, as well as how it enabled them to surface previously unrecognised issues. We conclude by highlighting future opportunities for how such tools might enable citizens to inform and influence civic governance.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disability; mobility; place; accessibility; powered wheelchair users; civic technology; community technology; digital civics
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 14:55
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 09:51
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38366

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