Writing about web page http://wmgwww.warwick.ac.uk/Survey/Healthcare_Perception/
Experience Led Innovation is all about better ways of understanding users of products, services, and spaces.
Our research teams undertake a variety of projects aimed at improving this understanding, through development and validation of 'participatory methods'. This means involving ordinary users in a range of studies which explore new ways to communicate views and provide feedback.
One of these studies is available now on-line, and seeking input from a wide range of people. Researcher Kieu Anh Vuong is studying perceptions of healthcare waiting environments. She says:
"This study is part of my overall research that aims to understand how the design of healthcare waiting environments can have an impact on people. In fact, research suggests that the buildings and spaces we use can influence our health and well-being. The reason why I focus on healthcare waiting rooms is because the time we spend there can often be both long and stressful. However, the relationship between the design of healthcare waiting rooms and its effect on end-users is not well understood.
My goal is, therefore, to understand the user perception better and to turn the findings into practical design guidance to inform the design and healthcare community. I believe that the waiting room can be more than "just waiting" and that design can help to improve our experience in healthcare."
If you would like to participate, please click on the following link:
The study takes around 15 mins, and requires that you are 18 years or over and resident in the UK.
Thanks for your input, and thank you for contributing to our research base.