Design opportunities for supporting informal caregivers

Lilian Bosch, Marije Kanis

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This paper highlights key opportunities for technology design for informal caregivers who provide long-term in-home care. For this purpose, a study with informal caregivers was conducted, including interviews (N=4) and online questionnaires (N=34) based on holistic analysis of supportive technologies. These investigations provide a deeper understanding of the key opportunities in the design of technologies to support the caregiver, namely (1) making caregivers better informed and more aware of existing solutions (2) increasing awareness of the caregivers' own wellness; (3) cherishing the valuable, positive moments of caregiving (e.g. by capturing precious moments) and (4) encouraging meaningful social interactions among caregivers for strengthening social ties.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsJofish Kaye, Allison Druin
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450340823
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventProceedings of the 2016 CHI : Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Santa Clara, United States
Duration: 7 May 2016 → …


ConferenceProceedings of the 2016 CHI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Clara
Period7/05/16 → …


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