An assistive technology design framework for ADHD

Tobias Sonne, Paul Marshall, Carsten Obel, Per Hove Thomsen, Kaj Grønbæk

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In this paper, we present a design framework for ADHD assistive technologies that aims to give researchers grounding in the background research on the condition, to provide a lingua franca, and to highlight potential research directions for HCI researchers within assistive technology. The design framework couples ADHD patient challenge areas to technological opportunities and it provides a set of practical design strategies for developing successful assistive technologies for people with ADHD. The framework is based on empirical studies, ADHD research, and related work on assistive technologies. We map existing assistive technologies and potential new research efforts to the framework concepts. This way we show how it is used to support and advance the research and development of novel assistive technologies for the ADHD domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346184
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2016
Event28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2016 - Launceston, Australia
Duration: 29 Nov 20162 Dec 2016


Conference28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2016


  • ADHD
  • Adults
  • Assistive technologies
  • Children
  • Design
  • Design framework
  • Health
  • Interventions
  • Mental disorders


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