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User-Centred Design of a Final Results Report for Participants in Multi-Sensor Personal Air Pollution Exposure Monitoring Campaigns

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Department of Environmental Sciences, Jožef Stefan Institute, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Atmospheric Chemistry and Innovative Technologies Laboratory, NCSR Demokritos, 15310 Athens, Greece
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Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland
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University of Basel, CH-4001 Basel, Switzerland
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RECETOX, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, 62500 Brno, Czech Republic
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Laboratory of Chemistry and Environment, Aix Marseille University, 13003 Marseille, France
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Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), National Environmental Health Centre, Department of Atmospheric Pollution, 28220 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Science, Technology and Society, University School for Advanced Study IUSS, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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EUCENTRE, European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
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HERACLES Research Center on the Exposome and Health, Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Academic Editor: Valentina Bollati
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(23), 12544; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312544
Received: 30 September 2021 / Revised: 19 November 2021 / Accepted: 23 November 2021 / Published: 28 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Health Communication and Informatics)
Using low-cost portable air quality (AQ) monitoring devices is a growing trend in personal exposure studies, enabling a higher spatio-temporal resolution and identifying acute exposure to high concentrations. Comprehension of the results by participants is not guaranteed in exposure studies. However, information on personal exposure is multiplex, which calls for participant involvement in information design to maximise communication output and comprehension. This study describes and proposes a model of a user-centred design (UCD) approach for preparing a final report for participants involved in a multi-sensor personal exposure monitoring study performed in seven cities within the EU Horizon 2020 ICARUS project. Using a combination of human-centred design (HCD), human–information interaction (HII) and design thinking approaches, we iteratively included participants in the framing and design of the final report. User needs were mapped using a survey (n = 82), and feedback on the draft report was obtained from a focus group (n = 5). User requirements were assessed and validated using a post-campaign survey (n = 31). The UCD research was conducted amongst participants in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the results report was distributed among the participating cities across Europe. The feedback made it clear that the final report was well-received and helped participants better understand the influence of individual behaviours on personal exposure to air pollution. View Full-Text
Keywords: user-centred design; air pollution exposure campaign; report to participants; communication; focus group; design thinking user-centred design; air pollution exposure campaign; report to participants; communication; focus group; design thinking
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Robinson, J.A.; Novak, R.; Kanduč, T.; Maggos, T.; Pardali, D.; Stamatelopoulou, A.; Saraga, D.; Vienneau, D.; Flückiger, B.; Mikeš, O.; Degrendele, C.; Sáňka, O.; García Dos Santos-Alves, S.; Visave, J.; Gotti, A.; Persico, M.G.; Chapizanis, D.; Petridis, I.; Karakitsios, S.; Sarigiannis, D.A.; Kocman, D. User-Centred Design of a Final Results Report for Participants in Multi-Sensor Personal Air Pollution Exposure Monitoring Campaigns. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 12544. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312544

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Robinson JA, Novak R, Kanduč T, Maggos T, Pardali D, Stamatelopoulou A, Saraga D, Vienneau D, Flückiger B, Mikeš O, Degrendele C, Sáňka O, García Dos Santos-Alves S, Visave J, Gotti A, Persico MG, Chapizanis D, Petridis I, Karakitsios S, Sarigiannis DA, Kocman D. User-Centred Design of a Final Results Report for Participants in Multi-Sensor Personal Air Pollution Exposure Monitoring Campaigns. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(23):12544. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312544

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Robinson, Johanna A., Rok Novak, Tjaša Kanduč, Thomas Maggos, Demetra Pardali, Asimina Stamatelopoulou, Dikaia Saraga, Danielle Vienneau, Benjamin Flückiger, Ondřej Mikeš, Céline Degrendele, Ondřej Sáňka, Saul García Dos Santos-Alves, Jaideep Visave, Alberto Gotti, Marco G. Persico, Dimitris Chapizanis, Ioannis Petridis, Spyros Karakitsios, Dimosthenis A. Sarigiannis, and David Kocman. 2021. "User-Centred Design of a Final Results Report for Participants in Multi-Sensor Personal Air Pollution Exposure Monitoring Campaigns" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 23: 12544. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312544

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