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Critical Making for Cybertherapy Innovation Design in HCI
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Design-oriented research is an approach to HCI research that frames HCI as a design discipline. One approach to design research is that of critical making, which incorporates critical thinking and practical ‘making’ into the design process whereby ‘making’ is framed as another context of thinking. Cybertherapy is any computationally mediated psychotherapy intervention technique. Contextually, cybertherapy is situated within the field of Psychology and yet it is argued here the area is non-binary by nature and highly relevant to the field of HCI. This study demonstrates the validity of critical making as a design-oriented research approach to the field of cybertherapy design and beyond. Through the immersive demonstration of critical making for cybertherapy innovation design, the design research approach is evaluated and argued to be a beneficial stance towards such non-binary research and development. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 31 p.
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), 2014.01
Keyword [en]
critical making, design research, cybertherapy, ubiquitous computing, cognitive behaviour therapy
National Category
Interaction Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-88026OAI: diva2:713209
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Allmän språkvetenskap, examensarbete för masterexamen
Educational program
Master's Programme in Human-Computer Interaction
Available from: 2014-04-23 Created: 2014-04-22 Last updated: 2014-04-23Bibliographically approved

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