Contextual Inquiry for Medical Device Design

Author: Mary Beth Privitera
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128018747
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Contextual Inquiry for Medical Device Design helps users understand the everyday use of medical devices and the way their usage supports the development of better products and increased market acceptance. The text explains the concept of contextual inquiry using real-life examples to illustrate its application. Case studies provide a frame of reference on how contextual inquiry is successfully used during product design, ultimately producing safer, improved medical devices. Presents the ways contextual inquiry can be used to inform the evaluation and business case of technology Helps users understand the everyday use of medical devices and the way their usage supports the development of better products Includes case studies that provide a frame of reference on how contextual inquiry is successfully used during the product design process

Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction Aging and Assistive Environments

Author: Constantine Stephanidis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319074466
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The four-volume set LNCS 8513-8516 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014, held as part of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2014, held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in June 2014, jointly with 14 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1476 papers and 220 posters presented at the HCII 2014 conferences was carefully reviewed and selected from 4766 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The total of 251 contributions included in the UAHCI proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this four-volume set. The 75 papers included in this volume are organized in the following topical sections: design for aging; health and rehabilitation applications; accessible smart and assistive environments; assistive robots and mobility, navigation and safety.

Handbook of Human Factors in Medical Device Design

Author: Matthew Bret Weinger
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420063516
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Developed to promote the design of safe, effective, and usable medical devices, Handbook of Human Factors in Medical Device Design provides a single convenient source of authoritative information to support evidence-based design and evaluation of medical device user interfaces using rigorous human factors engineering principles. It offers guidance on user-centric design supported by discussions of design issues, case studies, and examples. The book sets the foundation with coverage of fundamental topics such as aligning the interactive nature of medical devices to the expected use environments ranging from hospitals and ambulances to patients’ homes, drawing on anthropometric and biomechanical data to ensure that designs match the intended users’ bodies and physical abilities, and conducting usability tests and other evaluations to ensure that devices perform as intended. It then focuses on applied design issues, offering guidance on the design of specific types of devices and designing devices for particular use environments. Adapted in part from established design standards and conventions, the design guidance presented in this work distills professional judgment extracted from the contributing authors’ years of experience in applied analysis and design. Written in true handbook style, each chapter stands alone and includes tables, illustrations, and cross references, allowing you to quickly find the exact information you need. Most chapters begin with a general introduction to the selected topic, followed by the presentation of general and special design considerations and then specific, numbered design guidelines. The book also presents a listing of resources, literature, and website references. It not only focuses on the human factors issues that arise when developing medical devices, it supplies the necessary guidance to resolve them.

Handbook of Medical Device Design

Author: Richard C. Fries
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482290022
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The Handbook of Medical Device Design provides a review of regulatory and standards issues in medical device design, including FDA regulations, types of 510 (k), the ISO 9000 series, and medical device directives. It identifies how to determine and document customer needs and device requirements. It also establishes reliability and quality metrics for the duration of the product development cycle. Topics include

Contextual Design

Author: Karen Holtzblatt
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1627056556
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Contextual Design is a user-centered design process that uses in-depth field research to drive innovative design. Contextual Design was first invented in 1988 and has since been used in a wide variety of industries and taught in universities all over the world. It is a complete front-end design process rooted in Contextual Inquiry, the widespread, industry-standard field data gathering technique. Contextual Design adds techniques to analyze and present user data, drive ideation from data, design specific product solutions, and iterate those solutions with customers. In 2013, we overhauled the method to account for the way that technology has radically changed people’s lives since the invention of the touchscreen phones and other always-on, always-connected, and always-carried devices. This book describes the new Contextual Design, evolved to help teams design for the way technology now fits into peoples’ lives. We briefly describe the steps of the latest version of Contextual Design and show how they create a continual immersion in the world of the user for the purpose of innovative product design. Table of Contents: Introduction / Design for Life / Field Research: Data Collection and Interpretation / Consolidation and Ideation: The Bridge to Design / Detailed Design and Validation / Conclusion / References / Author Biographies

The Design of Everyday Things

Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Human System Integration in the System Development Process

Author: Committee on Human Factors
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309106573
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In April 1991 BusinessWeek ran a cover story entitled, "I Can't Work This ?#[email protected] Thing," about the difficulties many people have with consumer products, such as cell phones and VCRs. More than 15 years later, the situation is much the same--but at a very different level of scale. The disconnect between people and technology has had society-wide consequences in the large-scale system accidents from major human error, such as those at Three Mile Island and in Chernobyl. To prevent both the individually annoying and nationally significant consequences, human capabilities and needs must be considered early and throughout system design and development. One challenge for such consideration has been providing the background and data needed for the seamless integration of humans into the design process from various perspectives: human factors engineering, manpower, personnel, training, safety and health, and, in the military, habitability and survivability. This collection of development activities has come to be called human-system integration (HSI). Human-System Integration in the System Development Process reviews in detail more than 20 categories of HSI methods to provide invaluable guidance and information for system designers and developers.

Using Human Factors Engineering to Improve Patient Safety

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Publisher: Joint Commission on
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Human factors engineering (HFE) is concerned with understanding human characteristics and how humans interact with the world around them, and applying that knowledge to the design of systems that are safe, efficient and comfortable. This book describes how to use HFE tools and principles to curb preventable errors and minimize patient harm.

Essentials of Nursing Informatics 6th Edition

Author: Virginia K. Saba
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071829563
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The classic text on how nurses can use technology to improve patient care -- and every aspect of their job performance, education, and career Written by leaders in nursing informatics, this comprehensive, up-to-date text explores the ever-growing role technology plays in the field of nursing. Offering theoretical background to help you understand how informatics serves many aspects of the profession, Essential of Nursing Informatics also gives you practical help in unlocking computing’s benefits -- both now and into the future. Numerous case studies and examples add real-world relevance to the material. An internationally recognized contributor team provides information and insights not found in any other text on essential topics such as the application of computers to nursing administration, education, and research; electronic medical records (EMRs) and personal health records (PHRs); coding; and government, clinical, and private sector system requirements. NEW! A companion Teacher's Edition, which will include chapter summaries with key teaching points, lesson plans, and review questions/answers for classroom use

Essentials of Nursing Informatics Study Guide

Author: Juliana J. Brixey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071845879
Format: PDF
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Introducing the most complete, compact guide to teaching and learning nursing informatics If you’re looking for a clear, streamlined review of nursing informatics fundamentals, Essentials of Nursing Informatics Study Guide is the go-to reference. Drawn from the newly revised 6th Edition of Saba and McCormick’s bestselling textbook, Essentials of Nursing Informatics, this indispensable study guide helps instructors sharpen their classroom teaching skills, while offering students an effective self-study and review tool both in and out of the classroom. Each chapter features a concise, easy-to-follow format that solidifies students’ understanding of the latest nursing informatics concepts, technologies, policies, and skills. For the nurse educator, the study guide includes teaching tips, class preparation ideas, learning objectives, review questions, and answer explanations—all designed to supplement the authoritative content of the core text. Also included is an online faculty resource to supplement classroom teaching,offering instructors PowerPoints with concise chapter outlines, learning objectives, key words, and explanatory illustrations and tables. To request To request Instructor PowerPoint slides: Visit www.EssentialsofNursingInformatics.com and under the "Downloads and Resources tab," click "Request PowerPoint" to access the PowerPoint request form. Focusing on topics as diverse as data processing and nursing informatics in retail clinics, the nine sections of Essentials of Nursing Informatics Study Guide encompass all areas of nursing informatics theory and practice: Nursing Informatics Technologies System Life Cycle Informatics Theory Standards/Foundations of Nursing Informatics Nursing Informatics Leadership Advanced Nursing Informatics in Practice Nursing Informatics/Complex Applications Educational Applications Research Applications Big Data Initiatives The comprehensive, yet concise coverage of Essentials of Nursing Informatics Study Guide brings together the best nursing informatics applications and perspectives in one exceptional volume. More than any other source, it enables registered nurses to master this vital specialty, so they can contribute to the overall safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare.