A Tangible Understanding of Chronic Pain

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Resumé

Pain is essential as a warning system for the human body. For some people, however, pain develops into a chronic condition. What makes it particularly difficult to care for patients with chronic pain conditions is that pain is an individual, subjective feeling. Traditionally, medical experts recommend that patients express their pain experience on a numeric scale or with standardised terms, but patients find this too simplistic to convey their condition. Also, the challenge that pain is a social issue, affecting patients’ work and social life severely, urged us to look for alternative ways in which people might communicate their pain experiences. In this project we set out to use design materials to ‘design’ better communication means for patients to convey their pain experiences. In the process we realised a need to develop a tangible vocabulary for grasping what pain is really about.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 8th Nordes Conference : Who Cares?
Antal sider9
ForlagAalto University
Publikationsdato4. jun. 2019
StatusUdgivet - 4. jun. 2019
Begivenhed8th biannual Nordic Design Research Society (Nordes) conference - Aalto, Finland
Varighed: 2. jun. 20194. jun. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 8

Konference

Konference8th biannual Nordic Design Research Society (Nordes) conference
Nummer8
LandFinland
ByAalto
Periode02/06/201904/06/2019
NavnNordic Design Research
ISSN1604-9705

Fingeraftryk

Chronic Pain
Vocabulary
Human Body
Communication

Citer dette

Nielsen, C. F., & Buur, J. (2019). A Tangible Understanding of Chronic Pain. I Proceedings of the 8th Nordes Conference: Who Cares? Aalto University. Nordic Design Research
Nielsen, Christina Fyhn ; Buur, Jacob. / A Tangible Understanding of Chronic Pain. Proceedings of the 8th Nordes Conference: Who Cares?. Aalto University, 2019. (Nordic Design Research).
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Nielsen, CF & Buur, J 2019, A Tangible Understanding of Chronic Pain. i Proceedings of the 8th Nordes Conference: Who Cares?. Aalto University, Nordic Design Research, 8th biannual Nordic Design Research Society (Nordes) conference, Aalto, Finland, 02/06/2019.

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Proceedings of the 8th Nordes Conference: Who Cares?. Aalto University, 2019. (Nordic Design Research).

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