PIP Kit was developed as part of a participatory co-design research project undertaken at Open Lab, the Ubiquitous Computing and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research group based at Newcastle University, United Kingdom.

The study was undertaken by Colin Watson, supervised by Dr Ahmed Kharrufa and Dr Ruth McAreavey, in conjunction with Dr Reuben Kirkham now at Monash University, Australia.

PIP Kit’s development and prototype trial are described in the academic paper “PIP Kit: An Exploratory Investigation into using Lifelogging to support Disability Benefit Claimants“, which was accepted for publication at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020 (CHI2020).

Screen capture of the first page of the paper "PIP Kit: An Exploratory Investigation into using Lifelogging to support Disability Benefit Claimants"

We are very grateful to Shelter for facilitating this research. This work was funded through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics at Newcastle University (EP/L016176/1).

The study was undertaken summer 2019, and the paper written in the autumn, being accepted for publication in early 2020 after peer review and modification.