Presentation Title

Evaluation of User Interface in Drive Focus® Application

Location

Guzman 110, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-17-2019 4:00 PM

Department

Occupational Therapy

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Kitsum Li, OTD, OTR/L

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

In recent years, technology has made an impact on the everyday lives of people around the globe (Gordon, 2018). Out of a global population of 7.7 billion people, the number of smartphone and tablet users is 224.3 million (Gordon, 2018). There is a mass market for applications (apps) and smartphone technology, however, there is another aspect of technology that is currently on the rise, the healthcare apps. Healthcare apps are being utilized to promote clinical interdisciplinary communication, provide client education, and improve data research and collection (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 2017). Research has shown that context, fidelity, accessibility, and consistency are all key components in determining whether or not healthcare technology’s user interface design has a strong user-interface (Kushniruk & Kuziemsky, 2014; Lal, 2013; Russ & Saleem, 2018). The Drive Focus® app is a driving simulation app designed to identify how an individual recognizes, prioritizes, and reacts to roadway information appropriately (Alvarez, Classen, He, Knott, & Medhizadah, 2018). All that is known about the Drive Focus® app, a driver rehabilitation intervention, is that it is feasible for young novice drivers (Alvarez et al., 2018). However, it is not known if the user interface of the Drive Focus® app is beneficial to clinicians in the driving rehabilitation intervention process. The purpose of this study is to determine whether clinicians find the Drive Focus® app to have a strong user-interface, based on the principles of user interface design when using the apps in the driver rehabilitation process. The proposed result of this study aims to provide feedback for future development of the Drive Focus® app to improve the experience of the clinicians and therefore, benefits clients in need of driving rehabilitation.

References

Alvarez, L., Classen, S., He, W., Knott, M., & Medhizadah, S. (2018). Pilot Efficacy of a Drive Focus® Intervention on the Driving Performance of Young Drivers. Frontiers in Public Health, 6. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2018.00125

Gordon, K. (2018). Smartphone industry: Statistics & Facts. Retrieved from https://www.statista.com/topics/840/smartphones/

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. (2017). 2017: Essentials Brief: Mobile. Retrieved from https://www.himssanalytics.org/sites/himssanalytics/files/2017_Essentials%20Brief_Mobile_SNAPSHOT%20REPORT.pdf

Kushniruk, A., & Kuziemsky, C. E.(2014). Context mediated usability testing. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 205(905). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25160319

Lal, R. (2013). Digital Design Essentials: 100 Ways to Design Better Desktop, Web, and Mobile Interfaces. Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers. Retrieved from https://dominican.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=601915&site=eds-live

Russ, A., & Saleem, J. (2018). Ten factors for consideration when looking at usability of health information technology. Journal Biomedical Inform, 78, (123), pp. 133. doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2018.01.001

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Evaluation of User Interface in Drive Focus® Application

Guzman 110, Dominican University of California

In recent years, technology has made an impact on the everyday lives of people around the globe (Gordon, 2018). Out of a global population of 7.7 billion people, the number of smartphone and tablet users is 224.3 million (Gordon, 2018). There is a mass market for applications (apps) and smartphone technology, however, there is another aspect of technology that is currently on the rise, the healthcare apps. Healthcare apps are being utilized to promote clinical interdisciplinary communication, provide client education, and improve data research and collection (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 2017). Research has shown that context, fidelity, accessibility, and consistency are all key components in determining whether or not healthcare technology’s user interface design has a strong user-interface (Kushniruk & Kuziemsky, 2014; Lal, 2013; Russ & Saleem, 2018). The Drive Focus® app is a driving simulation app designed to identify how an individual recognizes, prioritizes, and reacts to roadway information appropriately (Alvarez, Classen, He, Knott, & Medhizadah, 2018). All that is known about the Drive Focus® app, a driver rehabilitation intervention, is that it is feasible for young novice drivers (Alvarez et al., 2018). However, it is not known if the user interface of the Drive Focus® app is beneficial to clinicians in the driving rehabilitation intervention process. The purpose of this study is to determine whether clinicians find the Drive Focus® app to have a strong user-interface, based on the principles of user interface design when using the apps in the driver rehabilitation process. The proposed result of this study aims to provide feedback for future development of the Drive Focus® app to improve the experience of the clinicians and therefore, benefits clients in need of driving rehabilitation.

References

Alvarez, L., Classen, S., He, W., Knott, M., & Medhizadah, S. (2018). Pilot Efficacy of a Drive Focus® Intervention on the Driving Performance of Young Drivers. Frontiers in Public Health, 6. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2018.00125

Gordon, K. (2018). Smartphone industry: Statistics & Facts. Retrieved from https://www.statista.com/topics/840/smartphones/

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. (2017). 2017: Essentials Brief: Mobile. Retrieved from https://www.himssanalytics.org/sites/himssanalytics/files/2017_Essentials%20Brief_Mobile_SNAPSHOT%20REPORT.pdf

Kushniruk, A., & Kuziemsky, C. E.(2014). Context mediated usability testing. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 205(905). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25160319

Lal, R. (2013). Digital Design Essentials: 100 Ways to Design Better Desktop, Web, and Mobile Interfaces. Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers. Retrieved from https://dominican.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=601915&site=eds-live

Russ, A., & Saleem, J. (2018). Ten factors for consideration when looking at usability of health information technology. Journal Biomedical Inform, 78, (123), pp. 133. doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2018.01.001