Eliciting requirements for designing self-reflective visualizations: A healthcare professional perspective

Archanaa Visvalingam, Jaspaljeet Singh Dhillon, Saraswathy Shamini Gunasekaran, Alan Cheah Kah Hoe

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Abstract

Self-care applications are commonly presented with visuals that empower users to reflect on their health data. Self-reflective visualizations play an important role in educating healthcare consumers to take proactive steps in managing their health independently. These visualizations are vital, and they should be carefully designed to meet the needs and requirements of users. We have developed a model to aid developers to design effective self-reflective visualizations. In this paper, we have explored the perspectives of healthcare professionals towards visuals offered in self-care applications. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten healthcare professionals which were then analyzed using a thematic analysis approach. In general, healthcare professionals were pleased with the visuals that are presented in existing self-care applications provided that they foster self-reflection amongst users. Several design factors were recommended to be included in self-care applications such as motivating and encouraging notifications, suitable colored graphs, emphasizing attitude change, reliable visuals, and respecting user privacy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Trends in Intelligent Computing and Informatics - Data Science, Intelligent Information Systems and Smart Computing
EditorsFaisal Saeed, Fathey Mohammed, Nadhmi Gazem
PublisherSpringer
Pages881-893
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030335816
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2020
Event4th International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology, IRICT 2019 - Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Duration: 22 Sep 201923 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1073
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference4th International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology, IRICT 2019
CountryMalaysia
CityJohor Bahru
Period22/09/1923/09/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Visvalingam, A., Dhillon, J. S., Gunasekaran, S. S., & Hoe, A. C. K. (2020). Eliciting requirements for designing self-reflective visualizations: A healthcare professional perspective. In F. Saeed, F. Mohammed, & N. Gazem (Eds.), Emerging Trends in Intelligent Computing and Informatics - Data Science, Intelligent Information Systems and Smart Computing (pp. 881-893). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1073). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33582-3_83