Beagle: A stimulating quest throughout the hospital

Bas van Leeuwen, Boudewijn Boon, Marco Rozendaal

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Beagle is a design concept aiming to improve the quality of life and the development of hospitalized adolescents (12-16) with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). During hospitalization CF patients are isolated to prevent cross infection of bacteria. They suffer from boredom, a decrease in social contact and a negatively affected physical activity level. Beagle is a concept that facilitates various forms of playful interaction for adolescents throughout the hospital, motivating them to become physically active within the boundaries of the hospital's installed segregation policy. A first explorative and qualitative study was conducted to see how adolescents experience and use Beagle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children( IDC 2016)
EditorsJ.C. Read, P. Stenton
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450343138
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2016
Event IDC 2016 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jun 201624 Jun 2016


Conference IDC 2016 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Contextmapping
  • Hospitalized adolescents
  • IBeacon
  • Open-ended play
  • Participatory design
  • Phenomenological research
  • Research through design


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