Designing a tablet application for an emergency department: The implications of context on concept development and interface design
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Mobile devices are becoming more common in health care and studies show that they can contribute with a lot of benefits. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate what important factors should be considered when designing an application for a tablet computer to be used at an emergency department. The project involved creating a prototype for an application that would be used as a decision support system for doctors when a stroke patient arrives to the emergency department – a case where time and accuracy are both equally important. Research was conducted by doing field studies and interviews, and the results from these helped to develop a prototype. Usability tests were conducted on the prototype and changes were made accordingly. The study showed that there are many important factors to consider; e.g. identifying the workflows, creating a non-linear system and overview support.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 40 p.
Health care IT, emergency department application, tablet application, concept design, interface design, application development
Media and Communication Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23761OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-23761DiVA: diva2:600796
Subject / course
Interactive Digital Media, 180 credits
2013-01-16, Växjö, 23:50 (Swedish)