User-centered design of a mobile medication management

Sedlmayr B, Schöffler J, Prokosch HU, Sedlmayr M (2019)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2019


Book Volume: 44

Pages Range: 152-163

Journal Issue: 2

DOI: 10.1080/17538157.2018.1437042


Background: The use of a nationwide medication plan has been promoted as an effective strategy to improve patient safety in Germany. However, the medication plan only exists as a paper-based version, which is related to several problems, that could be circumvented by an electronic alternative. Objective: The main objective of this study was to report on the development of a mobile interface concept to support the management of medication information. Methods: The human-centered design (UCD) process was chosen. First the context of use was analyzed, and personas and an interaction concept were designed. Next, a paper prototype was developed and evaluated by experts. Based on those results, a medium-fidelity prototype was created and assessed by seven end-users who performed a thinking-aloud test in combination with a questionnaire based on the System Usability Scale (SUS). Results: Initially for one persona/user type, an interface design concept was developed, which received an average SUS-Score of 92.1 in the user test. Usability problems have been solved so that the design concept could be fixed for a future implementation. Contribution: The approach of the UCD process and the methods involved can be applied by other researchers as a framework for the development of similar applications.

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Sedlmayr, B., Schöffler, J., Prokosch, H.-U., & Sedlmayr, M. (2019). User-centered design of a mobile medication management. Informatics For Health & Social Care, 44(2), 152-163.


Sedlmayr, Brita, et al. "User-centered design of a mobile medication management." Informatics For Health & Social Care 44.2 (2019): 152-163.

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