Using Medical Metaphors in the User Interface to Gain Caregiver Acceptance of Computer Systems
|Abstract Title:||Using Medical Metaphors in the User Interface to Gain Caregiver Acceptance of Computer Systems|
David John Marotta and Thomas Loach|
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The design of a user interface is critical to caregivers acceptance of computer system. Specific design criteria and medical metaphors can be used to ensure caregiver intuitive understanding and appreciation of the information and choices being presented.
User Interfaces in the 21st century will have a single model for all of their functions They will use custom controls which are object manipulative. These controls will pattern themselves on medical metaphors. They will present a flattened user interface, and support active notification of information changes.
David John Marotta () gained his undergraduate degree from Stanford, and his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Oregon. Marotta taught Computer Science before moving to the University of Virginia Health System in 1990. In 1999 he became the President of DT7 Software, which provides clinical information systems and integration software and consulting. He lectures and instructs for conferences, including Health Level Seven (HL7). His resume is available on line at http://www.dt7.com/marotta/resume
Thomas Loach () has been awarded a diploma in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Education and a Masters degree in Health Education. For the past 13 years he has worked in medical computing and currently holds the position of Systems Analyst at the University of Virginia Health System Computing Service.