Educational requirements for mobile applications in nursing: Applying the user-task-context matrix to identify user classes and contexts of use

Elizabeth M. Borycki*, Andre W. Kushniruk, Paul Turner, Johanna Kaipio, Elizabeth Cummings

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Abstract

Mobile applications are increasingly being deployed in healthcare and nurses are expected to use them during their education, practice and during training of patients. In this paper we describe how an approach to modelling user needs known as the user-task-context matrix has been applied to help guide in developing requirements for new mobile applications as well as for selecting applications to be used in different aspects of nursing and patient education. The approach involves first brainstorming the different classes of users of an application and then specifying possible tasks the application can be used for. In addition, different contexts of use of the application are then specified. Application of the method is described for improving understanding of user needs in both design and procurement of healthcare apps related to nursing education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2016 - eHealth for All: Every Level Collaboration - From Project to Realization
PublisherIOS Press
Pages339-343
Number of pages5
Volume225
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996576
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Nursing Informatics - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 25 Jun 201629 Jun 2016
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume225
ISSN (Print)09269630
ISSN (Electronic)18798365

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Nursing Informatics
Abbreviated titleNI
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period25/06/201629/06/2016

Keywords

  • Education
  • Mobile applications
  • Nursing informatics
  • User requirements

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