More than numbers: self-expression centered T1D app design for teenagers

Thomas Froehlich (First author), Rob Willems, Lisa Kremer, Aranka Dol, Jochen Meyer, Susanne Boll

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Management of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is essential for a successful long-term treatment. This is especially important for teenagers transitioning to self-management. However, due to teenagers’ interests and lifestyles, T1D management isn’t often highly prioritized by teenagers, possibly leading to
deficits in monitoring and health status. In this work, we aim to increase monitoring potential for teenagers by developing a mobile app that is centered around the lifestyle and needs of teenagers. We further emphasize patient-doctor communication by concentrating on the human behind the numbers. We contribute user requirements, a paper-prototype design of the T1D management app and an initial evaluation with medical staff such as diabetes nurses.
Translated title of the contributionMeer dan getallen alleen : een app voor jongeren met Diabetes 1
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2020
Event2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference: Interaction Design and Children Conference - London (online) , London , United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jun 202024 Jun 2020


Conference2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference
Abbreviated titleIDC2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • diabetes
  • mobile app
  • T1D
  • teenagers


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