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Designing a tablet application for an emergency department: The implications of context on concept development and interface design
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
Health care IT, emergency department application, tablet application, concept design, interface design, application development
National Category
Media and Communication Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23761OAI: diva2:600796
Subject / course
Media Technology
Educational program
Interactive Digital Media, 180 credits
2013-01-16, Växjö, 23:50 (Swedish)
Available from: 2013-02-04 Created: 2013-01-25 Last updated: 2013-02-04Bibliographically approved

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