Technical and Affective Practices. An Investigation of Service Robots in Nursing Environments
European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)
This overview explains the first steps of a participatory design project. The aim is to evaluate a service robot for nursing with a qualitative approach and to explore technical and affective practices. The data will be analyzed with practice theory related to the grounded design paradigm. Expert interviews with five care workers and five IT specialists in the field of robotics will be conducted during 2020. Afterwards a series of participatory workshops with participants in need will be carried out focusing on the practices related to robots in caring settings.