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.
Healthcare systems are reaching their limits now and are often on the verge of breaking down. A digital service with home care as its core value overcomes design challenges to offer patients improved user experience.
The Mayo Clinic app provides step-by-step navigation through its buildings to direct patients to their appointment’s check-in desk. New research and software focus on wayfinding and obtain usage data through eye tracking glasses. Logistical challenges are covered for conducting this type of research using Tobii glasses in a large hospital.