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Design and Usability Evaluation of Interface of Mobile Application for Nutrition Tracking for People with Parkinson’s Disease

  • Bojan BlažicaEmail author
  • Peter Novak
  • Franc Novak
  • Barbara Koroušić Seljak
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11582)

Abstract

The importance of nutrition for Parkinson’s disease patients has been acknowledged in many papers. On the other hand, the usability of tools supporting nutrition interventions is not well studied. This paper presents a case study on how to design a nutrition tracking mobile application for users with Parkinson’s disease. We focus on the design choices made to accommodate users and findings from usability testing with users.

Keywords

Design for limited mobility users Parkinson disease UI design Usability testing Nutrition tracking 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bojan Blažica
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peter Novak
    • 1
  • Franc Novak
    • 1
  • Barbara Koroušić Seljak
    • 1
  1. 1.Jozef Stefan InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia

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