The Psychological Society of Ireland



The Psychological Society of Ireland,
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Grantham Street, Dublin 8, D08 W8HD.


Designing for Health: User-Centered Design of Mobile Health Technologies

Psychology Health and Medicine Conference
Pre-Conference Workshops

The registration fee for PSI member €35 and for Non-PSI member €45

For details, visit the conference website:

Designing for Health: User-Centered Design of Mobile Health Technologies.

Workshop Facilitator : Dr. Conor Linehan , UCC
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 26 May 2016
PSI CPD Credits: 2

User-Centered Design is a set of design processes undertaken in order to understand the capabilities, values and preferences of end-users, and to ensure they are represented in the design of technology. The end-goal of this process is the production of software that is usable and accessible to intended stakeholders, functional in supporting its intended tasks, and appropriate for its intended context. This workshop will first, through a short lecture, introduce participants to the principles and practices of user-centered design. Secondly, participants will engage in a hands-on, paper-based, rapid prototyping exercise, focused on the design of mobile health apps. Rapid prototyping is an essential tool for communicating clearly, both with participants, and with other members of the design and development team.

After participating in this workshop participants will:
• Understand the conceptual underpinnings of user centered design and rapid prototyping

• Be able to quickly evaluate design features of mobile apps through paper prototypes

This workshop will be be facilitated by Dr. Conor Linehan (School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork). Conor's research expertise lies in the design and evaluation of technology for the purpose of health and wellbeing, education, and behaviour change. Conor has worked on diverse research projects, investigating the design of educational games, pervasive games, vision therapy programmes, sleep monitors, and online mental health interventions.


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