Interruptions, Memory and Situational Awareness

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Tracking Systems

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Tracking Systems“Unless it produces action, information is overhead.” –Thomas Petzinger First, a caveat: vendors of HISs (hospital information systems) and EDISs (emergency department information systems) insist that a tracking system is just one component of an integrated system. They point out that there are interactions […]

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Personas

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Medical Computing

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Medical ComputingIn past articles, we discussed human-illiterate computers, and we discussed usability, memorability, learnability and Tognazzini’s Paradox: how  changing a single word can make big differences in usability. We also discussed design integrity, simplicity, abstraction, and discount usability testing. Now, we’ll talk about personas. It […]

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Usability, Learnability, Memorability

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series Medical Computing

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series Medical Computing(A version of this series was first published in the newsletter of the Informatics Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians) Those of you who know me (or maybe have just heard about me) know that I am a zealot about user interface […]

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