Aug 102015

On the 5th of August, Susanne Hensely-Schinkinger presented the paper “The Definition and Use of Personas in the Design of Technologies for Informal Caregivers” at the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. The conference took place in Los Angeles, USA, from the 2nd to 7th August 2015.

The paper was written by members of the TOPIC team at the Vienna University of Technology and refers to the significance of defining and using personas for the design and development of technological solutions for informal care. It not only argues for the importance of carefully defining personas, but also discusses the influence that personas exert in the design decisions made throughout the process. These two aspects were illustrated with empirical results gathered in the project TOPIC.

The paper is available here.