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Handheld Versus Wearable Interaction Design for Professionals - A Case Study of Hospital Service Work

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  • Allan Stisen, Denmark
  • Henrik Blunck, Denmark
  • Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard, Denmark
  • Kaj Grønbæk
With the blooming of new available wrist worn devices there are potentials for these to support the work done in many professional domains. One such domain is hospital service work. This paper explores two wearable prototypes with regards to challenges and opportunities to support future hospital service work. This explorative study was conducted with 4 experienced hospital orderlies who interacted with an application across two wearable concepts, and one handheld smartphone in five scenarios in a hospital environment. The interaction was video recorded with a chest-mounted video afterwards semi structured interviews with each participant was conducted. This study shows that wearable computers can effectively support the maintenance work of the orderlies and has domain specific advantages over the handheld smartphone, e.g., the former support glancing at the task information. Furthermore, we outline aspects to aid designers of next generation wearable designs for hospital service work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures: the Future of Design , OzCHI '14
EditorsTuck Leong
Number of pages10
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2014
ISBN (print)978-1-4503-0653-9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventAustralian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Designing Futures: the Future of Design - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 Dec 20145 Dec 2014


ConferenceAustralian Computer-Human Interaction Conference

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