Understanding Design Tradeoffs for Health Technologies: A Mixed-Methods Approach

  title={Understanding Design Tradeoffs for Health Technologies: A Mixed-Methods Approach},
  author={Katie O'Leary and Jordan Eschler and Logan Kendall and Lisa M. Vizer and James D. Ralston and Wanda Pratt},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on human factors in computing systems. CHI Conference},
We introduce a mixed-methods approach for determining how people weigh tradeoffs in values related to health and technologies for health self-management. Our approach combines interviews with Q-methodology, a method from psychology uniquely suited to quantifying opinions. We derive the framework for structured data collection and analysis for the Q-methodology from theories of self-management of chronic illness and technology adoption. To illustrate the power of this new approach, we used it in… CONTINUE READING
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