The Importance of Product Language: An Exploratory Study of Smartwatches for Remote Healthcare

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Khayamian Esfahani, B. and Ganji, D. 2021. The Importance of Product Language: An Exploratory Study of Smartwatches for Remote Healthcare. AHFE 2021 International Conference. Online 25 - 29 Jul 2021 Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80091-8_9
AuthorsKhayamian Esfahani, B. and Ganji, D.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

The rise in wearable technologies that track health data is evolving at an increasing pace linking personal devices such as mobile devices and smartwatches for remote healthcare. This transformation is creating new opportunities for designers to improve user experience with wearable devices for healthcare. An essential dimension of user experience is associated with optimising human-centred design principles to develop targeted interventions to enhance user interaction with a product. Those principles, including affordances in a product, system or service, resulting in improved engagement, making wearable devices more desirable. An exploratory study was conducted and demonstrated a constructive relationship between the product language and understanding the role of gender to facilitate user engagement in the context of smartwatches. The results of our study suggest that the inclusion of gender has substantial potential to optimise user engagement with wearable devices and concludes with a path forwards for design research to promote gender awareness in product language for health promotion.

Year2021
ConferenceAHFE 2021 International Conference
PublisherSpringer
Publication dates
Online08 Jul 2021
Publication process dates
Deposited27 Jul 2021
Journal citationpp. 67-73
ISSN2367-3370
Book title Advances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology: Proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conferences on Usability and User Experience, Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, Human Factors in Virtual Environments and Game Design, and Human Factors and Assistive Technology, July 25-29, 2021, USA
Book editorAhram, T. Z.
Falcão, C. S.
ISBN978-3-030-80090-1
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80091-8_9
Copyright holder© 2021 The Author(s)
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The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80091-8_9.

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