Improving the usability of a digital neurobehavioral assessment

Maria Chaparro*, Meredith Carroll, Julie Hook

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The rapid advancement of technology has encouraged the transition to digital psychological assessment [1–3]. The most recent trend is the use of mobile devices for neurophysiological, clinical, and/or computerized test batteries [4]. This rate of change has led to new and unique usability challenges [5]. The current work evaluated the usability of a neurobehavioral assessment application developed by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and Northwestern University that assesses neurological and behavioral function. A usability analysis of the NIH Toolbox® application, which is capable of assessing cognition, emotion, motor, and sensation, was performed and redesign recommendations were provided. The analysis consisted of: (1) user feedback, (2) heuristic evaluations, and (3) user testing. The analyses, results and recommendations are presented and focus on: (a) Reorganization to support task flow, (b) Search optimization for transparency of options and selections, and (c) Simplicity, for ease of use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Usability and User Experience, Human Factors and Assistive Technology, Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and Virtual Environments and Game Design
EditorsTareq Ahram, Christianne Falcão
PublisherSpringer
Pages69-76
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030518271
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Usability and User Experience, the Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Assistive Technology, the Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and the Virtual Conference on Virtual Environments and Game Design, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2020Jul 20 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1217 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Usability and User Experience, the Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Assistive Technology, the Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and the Virtual Conference on Virtual Environments and Game Design, 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/16/207/20/20

Keywords

  • Digital assessment
  • Human computer interaction
  • Mobile heuristics
  • Mobile technology
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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