Rich Burkhard richard.burkhard at sjsu.edu
Wed Apr 15 08:50:25 EDT 2015

*Call for Submissions: **User experience Design for HEALTH and Wellness**
HICSS 49-2016*

Smartphones and a vast array of new wearable devices are empowering
patients and bringing a fundamental shift in the health monitoring and
decision making process, putting the consumers (patients) in charge.

However, today’s consumers are less impressed by basic usability and
functionality, and they demand outstanding user experiences. The growing
shift in demand for positive experiences creates a pressing need for
innovation in user experience design (UXD) for health and wellness products
and services.  Designing positive experiences is not only essential for
adoption of health and wellness products, but also it is crucial in
influencing behaviors, which in turn can lead to desirable health
outcomes.   Examination of healthcare IT systems through HCI / Usability
lens provides opportunities for both HCI and consumer health informatics
researchers to formulate new theories and practices, and develop new
successful technologies.

This minitrack provides a focused outlet for user experience design in
health and wellness domain. Research is welcomed on any work that focuses
on designing and applying engaging and effective experiences for their
intended users (health consumers, medical professionals, and others) using
various methodologies (design science, qualitative, and quantitative work).
Research from both industry and academia is welcome.

Broad categories of suitable papers will include:

§  analysis, design, development, and evaluation of engaging and effective
user experiences for health and wellness technologies through variety of
equipment such as  wearable, mobile or hand held devices, robots, gaming

§  wellness self-monitoring and management systems

§  home health care devices and applications

§  management tools chronic care

§  social media application (e.g., peer support, information acquisition)

§  diagnostic tools

§  fitness and exercise applications

§  personal health record (PHR) applications

§  patient care monitoring systems

§  media and devices to better enable communication between doctor and

§  telemedicine devices

§  medical knowledge management systems

§  systems assisting patients in self-management, maintaining safety, and
communicating with medical professionals

§  online information sources such as WebMD

§  preventive care systems

§  Interaction issues in new technologies to empower and inform health care
for consumers

§  Interaction issues in navigating the wealth of health information on the

§  HCI issues in using health technologies across cultures or geographic

The best, completed research papers from the mini-track will be
fast-tracked for publication consideration in the AIS Transaction on Human
Computer Interaction (THCI) -http://aisel.aisnet.org/thci.

We invite your participation!


Ann Fruhling

afruhling at mail.unomaha.edu

Rich Burkhard (Primary Contact)

richard.burkhard at sjsu.edu

Soussan Djamasbi

sdjamasbi at wpi.edu

Dr. Rich Burkhard
Associate Professor
College of Business
Department of Management Information Systems
San Jose State University
One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192
richard.burkhard at sjsu.edu

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