User-centered design and interactive health technologies for patients.

  title={User-centered design and interactive health technologies for patients.},
  author={Annette J De Vito Dabbs and Brad A. Myers and Kenneth R Mc Curry and Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob and Robert P. Hawkins and Alex Begey and Mary Amanda Dew},
  journal={Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN},
  volume={27 3},
Despite recommendations that patients be involved in the design and testing of health technologies, few reports describe how to involve patients in systematic and meaningful ways to ensure that applications are customized to meet their needs. User-centered design is an approach that involves end users throughout the development process so that technologies support tasks, are easy to operate, and are of value to users. In this article, we provide an overview of user-centered design and use the… CONTINUE READING

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