Context mediated usability testing

Craig E. Kuziemsky*, Andre Kushniruk

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicatione-Health - for continuty of care
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of MIE2014
EditorsChristian Lovis, Brigitte Séroussi, Arie Hasman, Louise Pape-Haugaard, Osman Saka, Stig Kjaer Anderson
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994312
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event25th European Medical Informatics Conference, MIE 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 31 Aug 20143 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other25th European Medical Informatics Conference, MIE 2014

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  • context
  • evaluation
  • health information technology
  • Usability testing


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