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dc.contributor.advisorReay, Stephen
dc.contributor.advisorNakarada-Kordic, Ivana
dc.contributor.advisorDouglas, Reid
dc.contributor.authorDickson, Charlotte Danielle
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-25T22:14:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-25T22:14:56Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.date.created2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10490
dc.description.abstractThe design of tracheostomy products has barely changed in over 100 years. Furthermore, existing literature demonstrates little understanding of what it is like to live with long-term tracheostomy. In response, this project aims to capture the stories of real tracheostomy users. It applies an action research methodology to challenge historic stagnation and advocate for the consideration of users’ needs in tracheostomy product design. Where a cultural and systemic drive to minimise production costs and maintain clinical function have become the defining features of medical product design, this project uses human-centred design, and co-design approaches to bring focus to the need for emotionally sensitive aesthetics and improved usability. The findings contribute an understanding of the challenges tracheostomy users face in everyday life and the complex relationships they have with their tracheostomy products. Design outcomes include a series of artefacts intended to capture and evoke empathy for aspects of users’ experiences, as well as a design proposal demonstrating a possible approach to improving tracheostomy products through enhanced choice, usability, and aesthetics. The research highlights aspects of tracheostomy user experiences requiring further research, sets a precedent for future design-led research in this area, and makes a compelling case for tracheostomy product design innovation.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectTracheostomyen_NZ
dc.subjectTracheotomyen_NZ
dc.subjectTracheaen_NZ
dc.subjectDesignen_NZ
dc.subjectProduct designen_NZ
dc.subjectHuman-centred designen_NZ
dc.subjectHuman centred designen_NZ
dc.subjectHCDen_NZ
dc.subjectCo designen_NZ
dc.subjectCo-designen_NZ
dc.subjectMedical deviceen_NZ
dc.subjectProducten_NZ
dc.subjectHealthcareen_NZ
dc.subjectWellbeingen_NZ
dc.subjectMedicalen_NZ
dc.subjectProsthesisen_NZ
dc.subjectEmpathyen_NZ
dc.subjectPatient centreden_NZ
dc.subjectPatienten_NZ
dc.subjectStigmaen_NZ
dc.subjectIdentityen_NZ
dc.subjectExperienceen_NZ
dc.subjectCritical designen_NZ
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_NZ
dc.subjectReflective practiceen_NZ
dc.subjectAction researchen_NZ
dc.subjectPrototypeen_NZ
dc.subjectWorkshopsen_NZ
dc.subjectJewelleryen_NZ
dc.subjectAestheticen_NZ
dc.subjectBody imageen_NZ
dc.subjectSelf imageen_NZ
dc.subjectIndustrial designen_NZ
dc.subjectFashionen_NZ
dc.subjectConsumer producten_NZ
dc.titleFrom Stigma to Silver Linings: Improving the Experiences of Long-term Tracheostomy Users Through Product Designen_NZ
dc.typeExegesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Art and Designen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2017-05-24T09:50:38Z
aut.filerelease.date2020-06-16


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