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Foredrag — Join us when Sarah Homewood from the Human-Centred Computing section (HCC) at DIKU will give a DIKU Bits lecture.
Date & Time:
Lille UP1, DIKU, Universitetsparken 1, 2100 København Ø
Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen
Sarah Homewood, Assistant Professor – Tenure Track in the Human-Centred Computing section (HCC)
Why the Body is Not a Neutral Design Space When It Comes to Self-Tracking Technologies
Self-tracking technologies capture and document our bodily processes so that we can understand ourselves better and sometimes improve our health. I propose that the way in which we design self-tracking technologies is grounded in cultural norms and perspectives on the body. In my research on fertility tracking and chronic illness, I challenge these norms through research-through-design and offer examples of designs of self-tracking technologies that propose alternative experiences of our bodies.
I teach on the Design Project course in the Communication & IT BSc
I’m excited to see how healthcare transitioning into the home will influence the designs of medical technologies and how AI will shape the medical encounter whilst still maintaining the trust of users.