As part of my Masters degreen in Human-Computer Interaction I led a team of four students on a seven month long capstone project. Our project was sponsored by M*Modal, a Pittsburgh-based company that produces dictation software for physicians. Our objective was to design feedback mechanisms for use in conjunction with M*Modal's dictation software that helps physicians improve the quality of their documentation.
During the spring semester, we conducted interviews and contextual inquiries with physicians to better understand their needs and constraints when inputting patient data.
Over the summer, we designed, prototyped, and evaluated solutions based on our user research. We began by developing twelve different concepts and vetting these concepts with medical professionals using a technique known as speed dating. After weeding out several ideas during speed dating, we constructed three paper prototypes that we tested with physicians and other users, and then presented to our contacts at M*Modal.
More information about the project itself is available from the project website hosted at Carnegie Mellon University.