Usability in Health and Medical Contexts

Speakers

Kirk St.Amant
Louisiana Tech University and University of Limerick

Start

September 18, 2019 - 1:00 PM

End

September 18, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Usability in Health and Medical Contexts

In health and medical contexts, effective materials are those individuals can use easily and successfully. The process of designing materials to facilitate their use is known as “usability.” Achieving it involves addressing who will use materials, when, where, and how. Such complexities can be difficult to identify, but they are essential to creating products that meet audience expectations and needs.

This webinar introduces attendees to what usability entails and how it can enhance the design of materials different audience – from patients to physicians – used in health and medical contexts. This webinar will present strategies for researching the usability-related expectations of different audiences in order to design effective (i.e., usable) materials for them. Attendees will learn basic concepts of what usability is as well as learn foundational research and design practices for revising or creating usable health and medical materials for different audiences.

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