Me-to-We Design: A Blueprint for Enriching Welfare Technologies

Morten Hertzum, Mika Yasuoka*

*Corresponding author

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Current technologies for ambient assisted living leave underexploited that social interaction is key to human wellbeing. Me-to-we design provides a blueprint for enriching such welfare technologies with social interaction. We present the five stages of me-to-we design, illustrate how it may transform a common class of welfare technologies, and discuss the distinguishing features of me-to-we design. These features include scaffolding social interaction around an activity and supporting transitions among the five stages. In contrast, most current welfare technologies support only some of the five stages and, thereby, either bypass social interaction or presuppose that social relations already exist. Me-to-we design offers a blueprint for building social relations stage by stage if they do not exist up front. It is for future work to validate whether the blueprint in practice delivers welfare technologies that are enriched by its profoundly sociotechnical approach.
TitelCaring is Sharing – Exploiting the Value in Data for Health and Innovation : Proceedings of MIE 2023
RedaktørerMaria Hägglund, Madeleine Blusi, Stefano Bonacina, Lina Nilsson, Inge Madsen, Sylvia Pelayo, Anne Moen, Arriel Benis, Lars Lindsköld, Parisis Gallos
Antal sider5
ForlagIOS Press
Publikationsdato18 maj 2023
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-64368-388-1
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-64368-389-8
StatusUdgivet - 18 maj 2023
Begivenhed33rd Medical Informatics Europe Conference: Caring is Sharing – Exploiting Value in Data for Health and Innovation - The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Göteborg, Sverige
Varighed: 22 maj 202325 maj 2023
Konferencens nummer: 33


Konference33rd Medical Informatics Europe Conference
LokationThe Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre
NavnStudies in Health Technology and Informatics


  • Welfare technology
  • Ambient assisted living
  • me-to-we design

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