Sarah Atkinson

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The policies for restructuring health systems in Latin America during the 1990s have included an emphasis on changing in the model of health care delivery to one that incorporates prevention and promotion activities. At the same time, health systems have been decentralized in their management, allowing room for greater variation in local interpretation and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether decentralization has improved health system performance in the State of Ceara, north-east Brazil. METHODS Ceara is strongly committed to decentralization. A survey across 45 local (municipio) health systems collected data on performance and formal organization, including decentralization, informal management and local(More)
Despite multiple axes of variation in defining wellbeing, the paper argues for the dominance of a 'components approach' in current research and practice. This approach builds on a well-established tradition within the social sciences of attending to categories whether for their identification, their value or their meanings and political resonance. The paper(More)
For the case of people desire to find the previously-seen painting but only have vague memory of the painting, we designed and built a mobile phone application to enable people to search for paintings by drawing rough color sketches. Three-phase memory studies -- with 15-minute delay, 1-week delay and 1-month delay -were conducted to explore if people could(More)
The Deep Film Access Project (DFAP) aims to unlock latent opportunities that exist within the big and complex data sets generated by industrial digital film production. The project is developing a methodology for the integration of the data and metadata generated through film production, by capturing, archiving and making accessible the diverse range and(More)
Wearable devices are trying to conquer the market and to enter the users' daily life. However, wearables show their limits when creating long-term engagement, which is crucial for helping the users to build healthy lifestyles that can accompany them during their lives. The main goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners that(More)
Although many researchers have studied the user behavior of using text-based information search engine, less is known about search pattern for mobile content-based image search. We developed a Query-by-Drawing (QbD) mobile application, and conducted a user study on it to explore the search behavior of painting search by drawing on the touchscreen phone.(More)
Inspired by the theme of Everyday Creativity, we asked people across the world to post their old conference bag(s) to us so that they could be recycled into one-of-a-kind reusable conference bags. Each bag sent was then hand crafted and sculpted by up-and-coming British designer Sarah Atkinson. Unlike many consumer products that we buy today, each bag has(More)