publication . Article . 2015

A Patient Led Approach to Product Innovation in Patient Education and Wound Management

McNichol, E; McKay, A; Milligan, C; Bennett, K; Hulme, R; Joy, H;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2015
  • Publisher: European Wound Management Association
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper reports results from a multi-disciplinary industry-academia research partnership whose goal was to conceive, design and prototype solutions for older adults with chronic wounds. Aim: The aim of the project was to explore the poten- tial enhanced benefits of extended patient involvement in an entire live product development process, from understanding the wound care environment, through needs identification, to solution generation and itera- tion. Methods: An action-design research methodology was used to engage with 47 target users and develop design ideas and prototypes. The research was built around a theoretical framework that integrates aspira- ti...
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