Summer School on User-Centered Design of e-Health and m-Health Systems, 26 June - 25 August 2017

Publish Date: Mar 14, 2017

Deadline: Mar 17, 2017

The 2017 EIT Health/ACM SIGCHI Summer School on User-Centered Design of e-Health and m-Health Systems

About this Campus Summer School: The school will bring together e-health researchers and innovators from Human-Computer Interaction, Technology, Health Sciences and Psychology. Students receive: grounding in qualitative and quantitative methods that can be used to design and validate e-health systems; practical experience in the refinement of application designs; an introduction to the technology transfer process, which should accompany the translation of research findings into medical practice; and instruction on how this process can operate in e-health.

Alongside lectures, case studies and invited talks from international experts, hands-on design exercises, including work with patients, will form a major component of the summer school. Working in teams, participants will both develop and refine design ideas, and then explore the appropriate means to research and validate these designs, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Participants will get the opportunity to discuss their work, build their professional network and learn new skills.

The goal is to give innovators from a range of disciplines the complementary skills required to execute a high quality user-centered design process as well as the parallel programme of clinical validation that both informs the ongoing refinement of designs and increases the likelihood of successful technology transfer.

Target: 36 PhD/M.Sc. students and postdoctoral fellows from Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science and Engineering, Health Sciences and Psychology with an innovation-entrepreneurial mind-set. Applicants should have a fluent level of English and basic computer skills.

Where: Dublin, Ireland and Stockholm, Sweden.

When: First Week of Summer School: 26-30 June, 2017 (Dublin)

Second Week of Summer School: 21-25 August, 2017 (Stockholm)

Deadline for applications: Friday, 17 March, 2017

Notification date: Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

How to Apply:

We encourage submissions from PhD students and postdoctoral fellows working across a wide range of HCI, e-Health and m-Health areas, including but not limited to: user-centred design, medical device design, ethics and privacy in e-health, health behaviour change, mobile and wearable devices for health, data analytics for health, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, affective computing, health information technologies, research methods in e-health.

To apply you will need to include a 4 page pdf document including the following information:

  • A description of your PhD research topic and work to date (max 2 pages).
  • A statement of why you want to participate in the Summer School (max 1 page).
  • A short CV (max 1 page).

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