Context Mediated Usability Testing

Date

2014

Authors

Kuziemsky, Craig E.
Kushniruk, Andre

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

Abstract

Usability testing is an important part of health information technology HIT design. However, usability issues will vary by the contexts where a system is used. To date there are few studies that have described contextual factors of usability testing. This paper uses a case study of a surgical information system to develop a model of four contextual categories that impact usability testing. We discuss each of the contexts in detail and then suggest how they can be used to develop a general framework to enable better understanding of the role of context in usability testing and evaluation of HIT.

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Keywords

Usability testing, context, evaluation, health information technology

Citation

Kuziemsky, C.E. & Kushniruk, A. (2014). Context mediated usability testing. In Lovis, C., Séroussi, B., Hasman, A., Pape-Haugaard, L., Saka, O. & Andersen, S.K. (Eds.), Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Volume 205: e-Health—For Continuity of Care (pp.905-909). Amsterdam, NL: IOS Press.