의료 현장에서 활용 될 수 있는 식이 기록 애플리케이션 디자인 고려 사항 (The Design Implications for Food Tracking Applications in Consider of Usage within Medical Settings)
Mobile applications have somewhat overcome the difficulties of the traditional food-journaling method. However, these applications encounter a contradiction between usability and the medical significance of the collected data. This study compared 9 current food tracking applications, and conducted a user test with 10 participants who were asked to record their food intake for 10 days, we received consultations from 5 medical specialists. It is concluded that the structurization level of input and detail level of output showed differences among the existing applications. The user test showed that three factors influenced recording: 1) the point of recording, 2) psychological factors, 3) the limitations of the interface, and four factors influenced the review of data: 1) the point of review,, 2) change in awareness, 3) psychological factors, 4) information visualization. The medical specialists advised that food tracking applications are effective in self-monitoring, and as a communication tool between the medical staff and patient. In consideration with these dimensions, this study suggests a design implication framework for food tracking applications in consider of usage within medical setting.
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