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Co-Designing Video Welcome Tours with Children in Paediatric Healthcare

Ngo, Melissa (2021) Co-Designing Video Welcome Tours with Children in Paediatric Healthcare. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Ngo, Melissa

Best practices in sharing information with children is scarce in a healthcare environment, and there is limited literature that involves children as co-designers of their own information. To demystify the hospital space for child clients and their families, a co-design project was conducted and designed with two research questions: (1) How can paediatric hospitals produce meaningful information designed by children, for children? (2) What are some best practices for co-designing with children with disabilities in healthcare settings? This study’s aim was to produce a video tour of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital that is co-designed by children in the disability community, for children in the disability community. The ability to assess the co-design process reflexively helped to identify practices that can inform and guide similar paediatric co-design in the future. The need for projects that are co-created and accessible online have risen. Co-created healthcare projects that centre the voices of the young disability community are feasible, applicable, and impactful, and this population should not be overlooked or unrecognized. Through this study, a template and resources are provided for healthcare systems to easily implement their own unique co-design sessions with young participants.

Date: 10 September 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: co-design, children, healthcare, rehabilitation, wayfinding, digital tour, virtual, participatory design, disability
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2021 15:14
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 16:02
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3508

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