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Towards a framework for holistic contextual design for low-resource settings

Aranda-Jan, CB and Jagtap, S and Moultrie, J (2016) Towards a framework for holistic contextual design for low-resource settings. International Journal of Design, 10. pp. 43-63. ISSN 1991-3761

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© 2016 Aranda-Jan, Jagtap, & Moultrie. Healthcare inequality is ubiquitous globally, but the effects are most striking in low-resource settings. In these settings, current methods for the design of medical devices are failing to address specific needs. The associated publications rarely describe how the context was studied at the front-end of design. There is a latent need for a holistic contextual framework for guiding the design decision-making process for devices in these complex contexts. We present results from a systematic literature review and expert interviews that informed the development of a framework for contextualized design for low-resource settings. The contextual factors identified are described and compared for different types of medical devices. This t axonomical framework aims to guide designers towards gaining a better understanding of the context of use when designing products for global challenges in low-resource settings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: design for development context of use frugal innovations developing countries healthcare
Divisions: Div E > Manufacturing Systems
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:22
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2018 02:37