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

Version 1 : Received: 30 September 2021 / Approved: 1 October 2021 / Online: 1 October 2021 (16:05:59 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 3 November 2021 / Approved: 4 November 2021 / Online: 4 November 2021 (15:18:43 CET)

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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, 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. 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, 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.

Journal reference: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 12544
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph182312544

Abstract

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 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 received 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.

Keywords

user centred design; air pollution exposure campaign; report to participants; communication; focus group; design thinking

Subject

EARTH SCIENCES, Environmental Sciences

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Received: 4 November 2021
Commenter: Johanna Robinson
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: The manuscript has been revised to address the reviewer comments. This includes restructuring and adding headings, clarifying content, updating Table 1 with “N” total numbers.
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