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    BadIdeas for Usability and Design of Medicine and Healthcare Sensors

    Silva, Paula Alexandra and Van Laerhoven, Kristof (2007) BadIdeas for Usability and Design of Medicine and Healthcare Sensors. In: HCI and Usability for Medicine and Health Care : Third Symposium of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2007 Graz, Austria, November, 22, 2007. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (4799). Springer, pp. 105-112. ISBN 9783540768043

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    This paper describes the use of a technique to improve design and to develop new uses and improve usability of user interfaces. As a case study, we focus on the design and usability of a research prototype of an actigraph - electronic activity and sleep study device - the Porcupine. The proposed BadIdeas technique was introduced to a team of students who work with this sensor and the existing design was analysed using this technique. The study found that the BadIdeas technique has promising characteristics that might make it an ideal tool in the prototyping and design of usability-critical appliances.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-76805-0_8
    Keywords: Human–Computer Interaction; Usability Engineering; Medical Informatics; Human Factors; Innovation; BadIdeas;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Design Innovation
    Item ID: 6055
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    Depositing User: Paula Alexandra Silva
    Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 15:13
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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