Welcome to the website for the Workshop “HCI Fieldwork in Healthcare – Creating a Guidebook” to be held in Paris, France as part of CHI 2013. The workshop will be held on Saturday 27th April.
Performing fieldwork in healthcare settings is significantly different to other domains and it presents unique challenges to researchers. There are issues in terms of negotiating ethics, gaining access and knowing where to study; there are challenges in being an outsider in private places that are emotionally charged, with potential for patient nudity and invasive procedures; there are challenges for high-risk innovation and measuring research impact. Whilst results are reported in research papers, the details of how to actually perform these fieldwork studies are not.
This workshop will bring together a diverse selection of research and researchers who do fieldwork in clinical and non- clinical settings: e.g. hospital, homecare and with mobile technology. It will focus on producing a graduate guidebook for HCI fieldwork in healthcare (published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers). Case studies that are submitted by participants will form one volume of the book. Participants will be expected to co-author thematic chapters that crosscut these case studies to draw out issues and lessons learnt for the second volume of the book.