PubMed on Tap: discovering design principles for online information delivery to handheld computers

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;107(Pt 2):1430-3.


Online access to biomedical information from handheld computers will be a valuable adjunct to other popular medical applications if information delivery systems are designed with handheld computers in mind. The goal of this project is to discover design principles to facilitate practitioners' access to online medical information at the point-of-care. A prototype system was developed to serve as a testbed for this research. Using the testbed, an initial evaluation has yielded several user interface design principles. Continued research is expected to discover additional user interface design principles as well as guidelines for results organization and system performance

MeSH terms

  • Computers, Handheld*
  • Point-of-Care Systems*
  • PubMed*
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
  • User-Computer Interface*