Healthcare Human Factors members, Dr. Joseph Cafazzo, Cassie McDaniel, and Diane De Sousa, present a workshop on ‘How to Develop a Mobile App for Healthcare: The Non-Technical Aspects You Need to Consider’ at e-Health 2012 held in Vancouver, BC on May 27-30th, 2012.
The technical considerations of developing a mobile app for healthcare are just one sliver of what will determine an app’s success or failure. The non-technical context – including human factors techniques, usability, design, and safety considerations – is also crucial.
This workshop will explore the context surrounding app development. We will demonstrate the importance of engaging stakeholders and end users during the design process. We will also explore iterative user-centred design methodologies to ensure that apps are usable and intuitive, and we will use case studies to demonstrate these concepts. The workshop will be followed by a hands-on critique of a mobile app.
An awareness and understanding of non-technical considerations
How to employ Human Factors methodologies
Techniques and considerations for an iterative design process
Methods of evaluation and testing
EXERCISE: Mobile app critique
Developers, designers, evaluators, project managers, decision-makers
Conclusions and Implications:
Understanding the non-technical aspects of development is an essential skill for any professional involved in the design of mobile apps for healthcare. This workshop will equip participants with a framework to discuss and critique mobile apps, a key component of a user-centred design process. This skill-set will ultimately help participants improve their healthcare app’s design, safety, adoption and overall quality.
Registration and other information can be found on the e-Health 2012 website.