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HCI Seminar 5/17, Jesse Cirimele — Dynamic Procedure Aids Support Rapid Assimilation of Information

Michael Bernstein msb at
Mon May 13 17:03:23 PDT 2013

Jesse Cirimele, Stanford University
Dynamic Procedure Aids Support Rapid Assimilation of Information

May 17, 2013, 12:50-2:05pm, Gates B01 · Open to the public
CS547 Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (Seminar on People, Computers, and

Checklist usage can increase performance in complex, perilous domains.
While paper checklists are valuable, they are static, slow to access, and
show both too much and too little information. In response, we introduce
the Dynamic Procedure Aids approach. Dynamic Procedure Aids address four
key problems in checklist usage: ready access to the aids, rapid
assimilation of their content,  professional acceptance of their use in
medical procedures, and the limited attention available to their users. To
understand the efficacy of Dynamic Procedure Aids for crisis response, we
created dpAid, a software system for crisis medicine. dpAid's design was
based on more than a year of observing medical teams responding to
simulated crises. Dynamic Procedure Aids are assessed with three narrative
simulations. A study compared Dynamic Procedure Aids, paper, and no aid
conditions, finding that participants with Dynamic Procedure Aids performed
significantly better than with paper or no aid.

Focussing on rapid assimilation of content, Health professionals were
evaluated on 5 different designs of aids created to help cardiac arrest
response. This study shows that dpAid was a clear winner in terms of
response time for information lookup. In addition eye-tracking data can
help explain performance and help improve designs. Finally, Data-driven
design guidelines for checklists and cognitive aids are given.

Jesse Cirimele is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Stanford
University with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction. Jesse has Bachelors
degrees in cognitive science and mathematics from UCSD. His previous
research has investigated decision support in crisis medical care, adaptive
mobile interfaces, mobile health interventions, and improved browser
history interfaces.
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