A Usability Evaluation of Diabetes Mobile Applications

Meng Hsueh Hsieh, Yu Ching Chen, Chun-Heng Ho

研究成果: Conference contribution

摘要

Technology has been demonstrated to have positive impact on diabetes self-care while usability of applications in diabetes self-care remains to be explored. Evidence-based study on usability is needed to justify the adoption of health information systems for diabetes. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the usability of three existing mobile applications for diabetes self-care. This study assessed the usability of the diabetes applications in terms of usability testing. A total of 30 participants (15 men and 15 women) with type 2 diabetes were enrolled in the usability evaluation. The participants had a mean age of 60.03 years (SD = 8.92). The participants were first time users of the three applications to be assessed. After completing a set of three task scenarios, participants evaluated the application with System Usability Scale (SUS). When operating the applications, participants were instructed to follow think-aloud protocol. The results showed that the mean SUS score of App 3 was significantly higher than scores of App 1 and App 2. No significant effect of gender on the SUS scores was found. Taken together, high SUS score, presented screenshots of the operation process, and pros identified by the participants during the think-aloud protocol serve as the proxy to design diabetes self-care applications attaining higher level of usability.

原文English
主出版物標題Human-Computer Interaction. Design Practice in Contemporary Societies - Thematic Area, HCI 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings
編輯Masaaki Kurosu
發行者Springer Verlag
頁面3-15
頁數13
ISBN(列印)9783030226350
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2019 一月 1
事件Thematic Area on Human Computer Interaction, HCI 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019 - Orlando, United States
持續時間: 2019 七月 262019 七月 31

出版系列

名字Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
11568 LNCS
ISSN(列印)0302-9743
ISSN(電子)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceThematic Area on Human Computer Interaction, HCI 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019
國家United States
城市Orlando
期間19-07-2619-07-31

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

引用此

Hsieh, M. H., Chen, Y. C., & Ho, C-H. (2019). A Usability Evaluation of Diabetes Mobile Applications. 於 M. Kurosu (編輯), Human-Computer Interaction. Design Practice in Contemporary Societies - Thematic Area, HCI 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings (頁 3-15). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); 卷 11568 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22636-7_1