June 5, 2013

Watch the Sterile Field! Conducting User Research in the OR

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Farm's Director of Research and Usability, Beth Loring, and Senior Industrial Designer, James Rudolph, recently presented at the UXPA Boston 12th Annual User Experience Conference on May 29, 2013, at the Sheraton Boston in Boston, MA.

The UXPA Boston annual conference covers critical topics in usability and user-centered design with practitioners, students, and experts in the field. Beth Loring and James Rudolph will present "Watch the Sterile Field! Conducting Research in the OR."

The presentation offers practical advice and tips based on recent experiences and lessons learned through more than 75 international OR observations. The presentation covers:

  • Recruiting surgeons and their teams
  • Gaining access to procedures, including credentialing
  • What to expect when you arrive at the hospital
  • Patient confidentiality and HIPAA Etiquette and attire
  • What happens before, during, and after the case
  • Taking photos and recordings
  • Differences between the U.S. and other countries
  • A technique for visualizing, exploring, and analyzing data

Tags: User research Usability User centered design

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