Given the rise of long term conditions , and focus on living independently in the community, we launched a crowd sourcing community app called 'ifOnly' to encourage people with disabilities to share the problems they encounter in everyday life. People record, upload and share videos and audios that demonstrate everyday problems they face at home. The videos have been shared with designers who are asked to come up with innovative design solutions via a competition hosted by the University of Bath. The designs were considered by a panel of stakeholders; including representatives from the NHS, social care, creative industry and the third t sector and members of the public. The goal is to bring together emerging designers and users to make things better.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Include Asia 2013, 2-3rd July 2013, Hong Kong Design Centre, The Hong Kong University Polytechnic University, Hong Kong|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||Include Asia 2013 - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong|
Duration: 2 Jul 2013 → 3 Jul 2013
|Conference||Include Asia 2013|
|City||Hong Kong Polytechnic University|
|Period||2/07/13 → 3/07/13|
Austin, L., & Eccleston, C. (2013). Can a crowd sourcing app for those with chronic conditions lead to innovative design solutions? In Proceedings of Include Asia 2013, 2-3rd July 2013, Hong Kong Design Centre, The Hong Kong University Polytechnic University, Hong Kong The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art.