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A review of user-centered design for diabetes-related consumer health informatics technologies

LeRouge, Cynthia and Wickramasinghe, Nilmini 2013, A review of user-centered design for diabetes-related consumer health informatics technologies, Journal of diabetes science and technology, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 1039-1056, doi: 10.1177/193229681300700429.

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Title A review of user-centered design for diabetes-related consumer health informatics technologies
Author(s) LeRouge, Cynthia
Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Journal name Journal of diabetes science and technology
Volume number 7
Issue number 4
Start page 1039
End page 1056
Total pages 18
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2013-07
ISSN 1932-2968
Keyword(s) Consumer Health Information
Diabetes Mellitus
Humans
Medical Informatics
Patient Education as Topic
Patient-Centered Care
User-Computer Interface
Summary User-centered design (UCD) is well recognized as an effective human factor engineering strategy for designing ease of use in the total customer experience with products and information technology that has been applied specifically to health care information technology systems. We conducted a literature review to analyze the current research regarding the use of UCD methods and principles to support the development or evaluation of diabetes-related consumer health informatics technology (CHIT) initiatives. Findings indicate that (1) UCD activities have been applied across the technology development life cycle stages, (2) there are benefits to incorporating UCD to better inform CHIT development in this area, and (3) the degree of adoption of the UCD process is quite uneven across diabetes CHIT studies. In addition, few to no studies report on methods used across all phases of the life cycle with process detail. To address that void, the Appendix provides an illustrative case study example of UCD techniques across development stages.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/193229681300700429
Field of Research 080702 Health Informatics
1111 Nutrition And Dietetics
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, Diabetes Technology Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30077577

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Faculty of Health
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