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Prototyping a User Interface for a New Sepsis Risk Decision Support System Using Participatory Design

  • Richard HarteEmail author
  • Leo R. Quinlan
  • Evismar Andrade
  • Enda Fallon
  • Martina Kelly
  • Paul O’Connor
  • Denis O’Hora
  • Patrick Pladys
  • Alain Beucheé
  • Gearoid ÓLaighin
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)

Abstract

Digi-NewB is a system currently being developed to monitor and predict the risk of sepsis in infants within a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) setting. More than 300,000 preterm infants are hospitalized each year in a European care unit. Sepsis diagnosis is complex and therefore usually late, resulting in an increased risk. In this paper, we present on our experience with applying a participatory design based prototyping method to create user interface (UI) concepts for the Digi-Newb system and then testing the prototypes with end-users. Prototype making within the participatory design framework was found to be an effective method to rapidly develop potential design solutions, utilizing the experience of the end-user as a design partner.

Keywords

Prototyping User-centered design Participatory design Sepsis risk 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Harte
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Leo R. Quinlan
    • 2
    • 3
  • Evismar Andrade
    • 1
    • 2
  • Enda Fallon
    • 4
  • Martina Kelly
    • 4
  • Paul O’Connor
    • 5
  • Denis O’Hora
    • 6
  • Patrick Pladys
    • 7
    • 8
  • Alain Beucheé
    • 7
    • 8
  • Gearoid ÓLaighin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical and Electronic Engineering, College of Engineering and InformaticsNUI GalwayGalwayIreland
  2. 2.Human Movement LaboratoryNUI GalwayGalwayIreland
  3. 3.Physiology, School of MedicineNUI GalwayGalwayIreland
  4. 4.Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and InformaticsNUI GalwayGalwayIreland
  5. 5.General Practice, School of MedicineNUI GalwayGalwayIreland
  6. 6.School of PsychologyNUI GalwayGalwayIreland
  7. 7.Centre Hospitalise Universities de Rennes (CHU Rennes)RennesFrance
  8. 8.Faculté de Médicine de l’ Université de RennesRennesFrance

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