Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)
Human Computer Interaction Conference
4 - 6 July 2018
This paper outlines the scope and aims of the MIDAS Project, a Horizon 2020-funded initiative to develop a data analytics platform to support better policy-making in the European health sector. It focuses specifically on the engagement of users in the co-design of the platform, and describes a participatory workshop which encouraged stakeholders to share their understanding of the problem to be addressed and insights into potential solutions. The major elements of the workshop are described and the key results are presented. Participant feedback is analysed and the main lessons and insights are highlighted, including the importance of an adopting an iterative approach to user engagement in software design and development.