Participatory Action Research and Open Source Hardware Appropriation for Large Scale In-The-Wild Studies

Luís P. Carvalho, Dan Jackson, Tiago Guerreiro, Yu Guan, Kyle Montague

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Abstract

With the rise of ubiquitous computing, the use of research in-the-wild approach in both Ubicomp and HCI context has become more viable, but not without its challenges. End-users and communities can be great beneficiaries of such an approach if actively involved in the process from an early stage and throughout the whole process. We start by presenting a future case study, the Cue Band study, which revolves around the creation of a wristband cueing device for people with Parkinson’s that experience drooling. We present an approach for research in-the-wild, which draws on participatory action research theory, that places the end-user at the centre of the process, aiming to first and for most to create a workable product for the end-user, before engaging in a formal study. In the last section, we explore the appropriation of existing open-source hardware for in-the-wild research, by describing problems and solutions associated with developing Ubicomp technologies for large-scale studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2021 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages511-513
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781450384612
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2021
EventUbiComp-ISWC ’21 Adjunct: All Over the World - Global, Virtual, United States
Duration: 21 Sep 202126 Sep 2021
https://ubicomp.org/ubicomp2021/
https://www.ubicomp.org/ubicomp2021/

Publication series

NameUbiComp/ISWC 2021 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Conference

ConferenceUbiComp-ISWC ’21 Adjunct
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual
Period21/09/2126/09/21
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