Category Archives: interesting papers

The importance of people-centred design – “Design that makes a difference”

Last week I* went to the “Design that makes a difference: people centred projects from Norway and the UK” exhibition at the Royal College of Arts on Kensington Road in London which celebrates good examples of “people-centred design thinking”. The … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Harold Thimbleby who has won a #chi2013 best paper (on 7-segment displays)

— don’t use seven segment displays. Harold’s paper “Reasons to Question Seven Segment Displays ” has been selected as a ‘Best of CHI award’ and will be presented on Tuesday 30 April 2013 at 2pm. There is a short video … Continue reading

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Patient Safety resources – current awareness / research scan updates #ptsafety

Both the Health Foundation (based in UK) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ, based in the US) offer a hand-picked collection of resources relating to patient safety. Health Foundation – The Research Scan (patient safety) Patient safety … Continue reading

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Interesting paper: Designing devices with the task in mind: which numbers are really used in hospitals?

Sarah Wiseman’s paper was a finalist (in the top three) in the Human Factors prize 2012 from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Designing devices with the task in mind: which numbers are really used in hospitals? Wiseman S, Cox … Continue reading

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Reblogged: Black boxes in operating rooms: should hospitals copy aviation for safety? via @Patient_Safety

Following on from this morning’s post about the use of error logs in understanding more about how people use medical devices here’s a piece from from Hugh MacLeod, the CEO of Canadian Patient Safety Institute writing in the Vancouver Sun (13 … Continue reading

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Interesting paper: Analysis of infusion pump error logs and their significance for health care (BJN Intravenous Supplement)

This is a CHI+MED paper which can be downloaded as a PDF from the link below. Lee, P. T., Thompson, F., & Thimbleby, H. (2012). Analysis of infusion pump error logs and their significance for health care. British Journal of … Continue reading

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