Congratulations to LUCI faculty Yunan Chen, post-doc Karen Cheng and grad students Sun Young Park on having their workshop proposal titled, “Bridging Clinical and Non-clinical Health Practices: Opportunities and Challenges” accepted to the CHI 2012 program.
There has been a growing interest in the HCI community to study Health, with particular focus in understanding healthcare practices and designing technologies to support and to enhance these practices. A majority of current health studies in HCI have focused on either clinical settings, such as hospitals and clinics, or non-clinical spaces, like patients’ homes and senior centers. Yet, there has been little work investigating how patient care in clinical and non- clinical settings connect with each other. Building on the illness trajectory concept, this workshop aims to explore the interplay between, and the challenges and opportunities in designing healthcare technologies for bridging the clinical and the non-clinical settings, as well as their impact on the continuum of patient care