Applying the Participatory Design Workshop Method to Explore how Socially Assistive Robots Could Assist Stroke Survivors

Theodoros Georgiou, Lynne Baillie, Martin Ross, Frank Broz

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Abstract

The field of human robot interaction (HRI) is still relatively new and often borrows methods and principles from the more established field of HCI. HRI researchers are adopting HCI methods, however, these methodologies may need slight modifications and adaptations in order to better investigate the unique challenges of working in HRI. In this paper, we present our findings which utilised one such method: Participatory Design (PD) workshop. We held the workshop in our assistive living lab with ten stroke survivors. This workshop aimed to explore the design of new socially assistive robotic technologies that could be used to support stroke survivors in the home environment. Some of our findings were unanticipated, which suggested that some adaptations to the existing framework for PD workshops need to be revised in order to be useful to HRI research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Jan 2020
Event15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2020 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Mar 202026 Mar 2020
https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2020/

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Conference15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2020
Abbreviated titleHRI 2020
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period23/03/2026/03/20
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Georgiou, T., Baillie, L., Ross, M., & Broz, F. (Accepted/In press). Applying the Participatory Design Workshop Method to Explore how Socially Assistive Robots Could Assist Stroke Survivors. In 15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.