Graduation Date

5-2020

Document Type

Capstone Project

Project Type

Mixed Methods

Degree Name

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Program

Occupational Therapy

Program Chair

Julia Wilbarger, PhD, OTR/L

Faculty Advisor

Kitsum Li, OTD, OTR/L

Abstract

Technology is used in healthcare settings to aid clinicians in accessing client information, researching data, and enhancing communication with the client and other healthcare team members. In order for an app to best support client engagement, the app needs to have a well-developed user interface design There are four main aspects of user interface design, context, fidelity, accessibility, and consistency. The Drive Focus® application (app) is designed to identify how an individual recognizes, prioritizes, and reacts to information during real-world driving simulations. The Drive Focus® app has efficacy and feasibility, however, the user interface design has never been assessed. Therefore, our research question is: Do clinicians find the Drive Focus® app to have a strong user interface design when using it for rehabilitation purposes? Through the use of a descriptive study, the student researchers investigated the user interface design of the Drive Focus® app using two different data collection methods; an anonymous survey and an hour-long focus group discussion. The source of the participant population was from Dr. Miriam Monahan, OTD, OTR/L, the developer of the Drive Focus® app who provided a list of clinicians using the app. The study determined there are three of the four components of user interface design. The app has fidelity, accessibility, and consistency, but lacks context.

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