Can a crowd sourcing app for those with chronic conditions lead to innovative design solutions?

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Given the rise of long term conditions [6], 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Include Asia 2013, 2-3rd July 2013, Hong Kong Design Centre, The Hong Kong University Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherThe Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art
ISBN (Electronic)9781907342707
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInclude Asia 2013 - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Duration: 2 Jul 20133 Jul 2013


ConferenceInclude Asia 2013
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong Polytechnic University


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