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Designing an App for Pregnancy Care for a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Community

W Smith, G Wadley, JO Daly, M Webb, J Hughson, J Hajek, A Parker, R Woodward-Kron, DA Story

The Association for Computing Machinery | Published : 2017


We report a study to design and evaluate an app to support pregnancy information provided to women through an Australian health service. As part of a larger project to provide prenatal resources for culturally and linguistically diverse groups, this study focused on the design and reception of an app with the local Vietnamese community and health professionals of a particular hospital. Our study had three stages: an initial design workshop with the hospital; prototype design and development; prototype-based interviews with health professionals and focus groups with Vietnamese women. We explore how an app of this sort must be designed for a range of different use scenarios, considering its us..

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