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Human-Computer Interaction

Principal lecturer: Dr Alan Blackwell
Taken by: Part II
Past exam questions: Human-Computer Interaction, Advanced Graphics and HCI
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Design Exercise: Critical Care for the World

Critical care information systems such as IMDsoft Metavision provide customisable data management facilities for intensive care units, including functions such as:

  • Documenting drug administration: to-do list, reminders, confirm medication
  • Documenting observations and shift summaries: vital signs, nursing, fluids, diet etc.
  • Research and analysis: define and run queries on patient data

We are working on design of a system that will be usable and useful in contexts such as field sites where the World Health Organisation monitors viral outbreaks of haemorrhagic fevers.