Heartiest congratulations to CHI+MED’s Sarah Wiseman (@oopsohno) who has won first place in #ShareMyThesis – a competition organised by the British Library in partnership with Research Councils UK and Vitae.
#ShareMyThesis encouraged PhD students to explain the importance of their thesis within the constraints of a 140 character tweet (including the hashtag)…
…and shortlisted tweeters were asked to expand on their ideas in a 600 word essay.
Read Sarah’s winning essay
The importance of understanding number entry by Dr Sarah Wiseman
Sarah has been working at UCL’s Interaction Centre with Dr Anna cox and others on the CHI+MED project and she has been looking at the different ways in which people enter numbers into medical and other devices.
A number entry interface can determine how quickly or accurately a person can enter numbers into a particular machine and this is of interest to people working in the area of improving patient safety.
You can also see her Slideshare presentation “Designing usable number entry interfaces“.
Selected publications from Sarah Wiseman
Wiseman, S., Cox, A. L., & Brumby, D. P. (2013). Designing devices with the task in mind: Which numbers are really used in hospitals? Human Factors, 55, 61–74. (In top three for the HFES prize.) pdf (784 KB) doi abstract
Wiseman, S., Brumby, D. P., Cox, A. L., & Hennessy, O. (2013). Tailoring number entry interfaces to the task of programming medical infusion pumps. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 57(1), 683–687. pdf (590 KB) doi abstract
A full list of CHI+MED publications is also available.