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Title: A female-focused design strategy for developing a self-care information system
Keywords: design strategy, female acceptance, user-product attributes, design for women, self-care information system, interdisciplinary contribution
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2009
Citation: XUE LISHAN (2009-06-30). A female-focused design strategy for developing a self-care information system. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This research synthesizes a Female-focused Design Strategy (FDS) to relate to the design of a self-care information system (SIS) for women. The methodology comprised of extensive literature review from the different fields and developed a theoretical female-focused acceptance model (FAM) to collect quantitative and qualitative information about the needs, perception and acceptance level of women towards the design, use, and interaction of the SIS. The analytical evaluation from the surveys has resulted in the quasi-prescriptive FDS, which is illustrated in a model using the acronym FRIEND. It could be represented in different graphical ways for designers to understand about women from different age groups. The FAM with its constructs and possible extensions should give new insights to overcome age, user characteristics, and technology generation barriers. Together, they contribute to provide a profile of how women from different backgrounds use new communication media to seek health information and can aid in the future design of self-care technologies.
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