Cultural Probes

Student Name Gillian McCarthy
PhD Project Designing medical technology to facilitate adolescents' self-management of type 1 diabetes
Method Cultural probes

Cultural probes are one creative tool for gathering information and inspiring designers. In this case study, we asked adolescents with type 1 diabetes to write a love letter or break-up letter to a medical device, to draw a metaphor for managing diabetes, and to show us the best and worst aspects of their devices and what features they desired.

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