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dc.contributor.authorLong, Kielen
dc.contributor.authorBakewell, Lyndseyen
dc.contributor.authorMcNaney, R.en
dc.contributor.authorVasileiou, Konstantinaen
dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, Marken
dc.contributor.authorBarreto, Manuelaen
dc.contributor.authorBarnett, Julieen
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorLawson, Shaunen
dc.contributor.authorVines, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-31T17:14:02Z
dc.date.available2018-10-31T17:14:02Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-06
dc.identifier.citationLong, K. et al. (2017) Connecting those that care: Designing for transitioning, talking, belonging and escaping. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedingsen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/16968
dc.descriptionopen access articleen
dc.description.abstractCare provision in many nations increasingly relies on the work of informal, or non-professional, carers. Often these carers experience substantial disruptions and reductions to their own sociality, weakened social support networks and, ultimately, a heightened risk of social isolation. We describe a qualitative study, comprised of interviews, design workshops and probes, that investigated the social and community support practices of carers. Our findings highlight issues related to becoming and recognising being a carer, and feelings of being ignored by, and isolated from, others. We also note the benefits that sharing between carers can bring, and routes to coping and relaxing from the burdens of care. We conclude with design considerations for facilitating new forms of digitally mediated support that connect those that care, emphasising design qualities related to transitioning, talking, belonging and escaping. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedingsen
dc.subjectCarersen
dc.subjectLonelinessen
dc.subjectDigital Designen
dc.subjectCreative Practiceen
dc.titleConnecting those that care: Designing for transitioning, talking, belonging and escapingen
dc.typeConferenceen
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025715
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)en
dc.projectidES/M003558/1en
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2016-12-12en
dc.exception.reasonThe output was published as gold open accessen
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studiesen


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