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    Observing the Observer: experiences with contextual inquiry to design a horse rider assessment interface

    HCI 2017 - Digital make-believe

    Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)

    University of Sunderland, St Peter’s campus, Sunderland, UK, 3 - 6 July 2017


    Elizabeth A. Gandy, Sharon McDonald, Robert Hogg & Timothy M. C. Pigott



    Current approaches to the postural assessment of horse riders is highly subjective, with a lack of consistency between practitioners. A technology-based solution would remove the human perspective and enable a more consistent, accurate and objective assessment to be carried out. This paper provides preliminary insights on the use of a customised method based on contextual inquiry for gathering contextual data in an unusual, in the wild context. This will be used to determine a standardised data collection protocol and context-specific interface design for an inertial motion sensor based rider assessment tool.


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