HCI and Health: Learning from Interdisciplinary Interactions

Singh, Aneesha, Newhouse, Nikki, Gibbs, Jo, Blandford, Ann, Chen, Yunan, Briggs, Pamela, Mentis, Helena, Sellen, Kate and Bardram, Jakob (2017) HCI and Health: Learning from Interdisciplinary Interactions. In: CHI 2017, 6th - 11th May 2017, Colorado, USA.

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HCI has multidisciplinary roots and has drawn from and contributed to different disciplines, including computer science, psychology, sociology, and medicine. There is a natural overlap between health and HCI researchers, given their joint focus on utilising technologies to better support people’s health and wellbeing. However, the best digital health interventions are not simply the result of the ‘application’ of HCI to the domain of healthcare, but emerge when researchers from both camps seek to overcome differences in disciplinary practices, traditions, and values in order to collaborate more effectively and productively. We propose a special interest group (SIG) to include interdisciplinary researchers (i.e., participants active in both communities) as well as researchers from either discipline, but with interests in the other field.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital health; wellbeing; public health; HCI; methodology; evidence; iteration; interventions; evaluation; paradigms; interdisciplinary; multidisciplinary; collaboration
Subjects: C800 Psychology
G500 Information Systems
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 26 May 2017 08:40
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 12:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/30857

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