Usability of mobile applications supporting training in diagnostic decision-making by radiologists

Min Soon Kim, Awatef A. Ben Ramadan, Martina A. Clarke, Mia K. Markey, Kraig J. Lage, Michael R. Aro, Kevin L. Ingalls, Vivek Sindhwani

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to systematically review the usability of mobile applications currently available in radiology to support training in diagnostic decision-making. Two online stores with major market share (Google Play and iTunes) were searched. A multi-step review process was utilized by three usability investigators and five radiology experts to identify eligible applications and extract usability reviews. From 381 applications that were initially identified, user reviews of final 52 applications revealed 79 usability issues. Usability issues were categorized according to Nielsen’s heuristic usability evaluation principles (HE). The top three most frequent types of usability issues were: Naturalness (43), Simplicity (43), and Efficient Interactions (21). Examples of the most frequent usability issues were: lack of information, lack of labeling, and details about images. This study demonstrates the urgent need of usability test to provide evidence-based guidelines to help choose mobile applications that will yield educational and clinical benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Human Modeling
Subtitle of host publicationApplications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management: Ergonomics and Health - 6th International Conference, DHM 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsVincent G. Duffy
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages448-454
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783319210698
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event6th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, DHM 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2015Aug 7 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9185
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, DHM 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period8/2/158/7/15

Keywords

  • Education
  • Mobile application
  • Radiology
  • Training
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Kim, M. S., Ben Ramadan, A. A., Clarke, M. A., Markey, M. K., Lage, K. J., Aro, M. R., Ingalls, K. L., & Sindhwani, V. (2015). Usability of mobile applications supporting training in diagnostic decision-making by radiologists. In V. G. Duffy (Ed.), Digital Human Modeling: Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management: Ergonomics and Health - 6th International Conference, DHM 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings (pp. 448-454). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9185). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21070-4_45