• Insights into the role of gender in aesthetic design: a participatory study on the design of digital health wearables

Esfahani, Bahar Khayamian and Sareh, Pooya ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1836-2598, 2021, Journal Article, Insights into the role of gender in aesthetic design: a participatory study on the design of digital health wearables International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM), 15 (2-3). pp. 173-185. ISSN 1955-2505

Abstract or Description:

Abstract: The role of artificial intelligence (AI) in facilitating the real-time processing of data is revolutionising the future of healthcare through mobile diagnostics, remote monitoring devices, and wearable technology products. The rise in digital wearables for remote healthcare is evolving at an increasing pace towards patient-centred and personalised care with connected patients. This transformation is creating new opportunities for designers to increase patients' participation and sustain their engagement in remote healthcare. In this paper, the authors have investigated the role of gender in aesthetic design in the context of digital health wearables to enhance user engagement and interaction. The investigations were conducted through participatory design sessions and showed a constructive relationship between aesthetic preferences and understanding the influence of gender as a means of facilitating user engagement with digital health wearables. This paper presents a novel user response model that leads to suggestions for future work, including research in the areas of gender awareness in aesthetics to move beyond traditional, stereotypical, and pre-identified gendered characteristics related to femininity and masculinity. The findings conclude with a path forwards for design research to promote gender awareness in aesthetic design for the realisation of healthcare wearables of the future.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12008-021-00751-7
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** From Springer Nature via Jisc Publications Router
** History: received 25-12-2020;
accepted 02-07-2021;
registration 03-07-2021;
pub-electronic 19-07-2021;
online 19-07-2021;
pub-print 09-2021.
** Licence for this article: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Uncontrolled Keywords: Original Paper, Aesthetics, Gender, Remote healthcare, Digital health wearables, Participatory design
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Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2021 14:21
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 14:21
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4860
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