A virtual "window to the Outside World": Initial design and plans for evaluation

Gillian Dowds, Judith Masthoff

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)


Qualitative interviews have informed the design of technology aimed to bring the outside in, to older adults who are housebound due to a chronic health problem and living in remote and rural areas. This paper introduces 'Window to the Outside World'; an app designed to bring live and recorded, local events into the homes of older adults, with the aim of targeting wellbeing. Forthcoming evaluation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish HCI 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 British HCI Conference 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450336437
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2015
EventBritish HCI Conference, British HCI 2015 - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Jul 201517 Jul 2015


ConferenceBritish HCI Conference, British HCI 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLincoln, Lincolnshire


  • Housebound
  • Older Adults
  • User-centred Design
  • Window to the Outside World


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