Finding Calm in a Perfect Storm

Stella Boess, Gerald Kraan, Christiaan Uythoven, Elaha Zarabi

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This paper presents insights from an exploratory study into the experience of orthopaedic rehabilitationthat sought to support patients in self-care. In a research-through-design study, rough prototypes were generated and patient needs elicited. The project was a collaboration between an academic designer, a design agency, and an orthopaedic surgeon, and included perspectives from hand therapists and patients themselves. The study showed thatpatients greatly appreciatedata support of hand rehabilitation exercises, because it helps them adjust and pace their perspective and experience of getting better. From a reflection onthe prototypes in relation to the patient experience we also concluded that the prototypes do not fully help patients with one thing yet: not doing anything and staying calm.This yielded a new research goaland thus a new sub-program of research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordes Proceedings
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventNordes 2019: Nordic Design Research - Aalto, Finland
Duration: 2 Jun 20194 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameNordes Digital Archive
ISSN (Electronic)1604-9705


ConferenceNordes 2019


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