From Paper to PDA: Design and Evaluation of a Clinical Ward Instruction on a Mobile Device

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Mobile devices with small screens and minimal facilities for interaction are increasingly being used in complex human activities for accessing and processing information, while the user is moving. This paper presents a case study of the design and evaluation of a mobile system, which involved transformation of complex text and tables to digital format on a PDA. The application domain was an emergency medical ward, and the user group was junior registrars. We designed a PDA-based system for accessing information, focusing on the ward instruction, implemented a prototype and evaluated it for usability and utility. The evaluation results indicate significant problems in the interaction with the system as well as the extent to which the system is useful for junior registrars in their daily work.
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume5727
Pages (from-to)670-683
ISSN0302-9743
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event12th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (Interact 2009) - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: 24 Aug 200928 Aug 2009
Conference number: 12

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Conference12th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (Interact 2009)
Number12
CountrySweden
CityUppsala
Period24/08/200928/08/2009

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From Paper to PDA : Design and Evaluation of a Clinical Ward Instruction on a Mobile Device. / Kanstrup, Anne Marie; Stage, Jan.

In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 5727, 2009, p. 670-683.

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