Representations

PHOTOCARING

Adam Little at CIID

The project PhotoCaring was conceived by the student Adam Little as a concept for the GUI course using the insights coming from the previous user research course.
The aim was the creation of an application based on a graphical user interface for an eldercare context with multiple user groups (patients, doctors, nurses and visitors).
Starting form the insights given by the research, Adam had the idea of a wall displaying contextual information, a wall reacting to the presence of persons in front of it, with an intuitive touch interface allowing users to interact with the contents and explore photos on the wall itself. Other functionalities were then added, such as the possibility to save or vote the favorite pictures, to learn about other persons through the photos themselves and to control the display according to specific circumstances (for the hospital staff).
Some paper prototypes of the interface were built in order to test the concept directly with users, conducting them through hypothetic paths and observing their behavior and their level of involvement and self-confidence with the proposed system.
This kind of prototypes, simulating the interface in terms of visual appearance and general dynamics with physical objects such as paper sheets, allow quick tests of the interaction flows and give information about the comprehension and accessibility of the system before starting its construction.