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Chronicling Pain: Creating Dynamic, Customizable, Modular Icons for Describing Abstract Physical Symptoms

This article offers a design solution for enhancing chronic pain communication that employs color, shapes, motion, and sound to include nuance and specificity. Specific descriptions of pain can result in more accurate medical diagnoses and treatments that increase patient satisfaction. Research findings demonstrate how this approach improves upon existing methods. The author explains how the…
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Schemas: Strategizing User Experience

Schemas inform people in performing the simplest tasks to entering data in complex systems such as Electronic Health Records. People use assimilation and accommodation to adapt schemas to new situations, but overreliance on users’ accommodation affects cognitive load and usability. Understanding schemas informs a strategic user experience that focuses on cognitive skills.