Keynote Speaker at the Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics, SHI'2018. Keynote title: Effects-Driven Participatory Design and Evaluation

Simonsen, J. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


Keynote speaker: Jesper Simonsen, Professor of Participatory Design, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, Denmark.

Jesper Simonsen has been working with participatory design within the health care domain for many years. In this keynote he will focus of the effects of participatory design and evaluation processes.


Introducing new IT systems into the healthcare domain sometimes results in inconvenience rather than support to the clinical workflows. Often, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals react critically as they experience that they spend more and more time in front of the screen and less and less time with the patient. It may take years before the IT system works satisfactorily. The new Epic Healthcare Platform in the Capital Region and Region Zealand might (possibly) lead to an effective clinical workflow support - but this may take many years and the regions are uncertain about how to optimize the use of the platform.

The keynote lecture will present;
Effects-Driven Participatory Design and Evaluation: A systematic and consistent user-driven sociotechnical approach to developing and optimizing healthcare IT systems and the way they are used. An overview from more than 10 years of research will be presented and examples from projects in the healthcare sector will be provided.
Period28 Aug 201829 Aug 2018
Event titleScandinavian Conference on Health Informatics: SHI'2018
Event typeConference
Conference number16
LocationAalborg, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionInternational