Dusted Communities 2.0
Article by Annika Sutter
by Assoc. Prof. Kurt Seemann
The Dusted Community (Phase 2) Project leverages the potential of digital technology in order to build the next iteration of an accessible, safe, online community of practice for people with an asbestos-related diagnosis and their carers. To ensure that this community meets the needs and priorities of its members its design will be shaped and informed by the experiences of its members. In other words, this will be a user-experience driven (design) research project.
One of the most compelling reasons for the instantiation of an online community in Australia is the need to provide additional support to people (diagnosed and their carers) within regional Australia. Our earlier research demonstrates that this is a community experiencing additional disadvantage caused (in part) by being less able to access the services and support available within Australia’s major metropolitan centres.