This project examines the practice of work surrounding a technology, the temporary injury journal, on Holbæk emergency department. Through this project we try to identify and develop an understanding of potential issues with application of this technology. The project is based on collaboration between us and the emergency departments’ personnel as well as their management. We study the department’s practice of work through the use of the case studies’ observation and in-situ dialog. We perceive the field through a hermeneutical-phenomelogical approach, through which we applicate no theoretical understandings, nor do we establish any governing hypothesis. We attempt to approach the departments’ practice of work openly. Through an analysis of our observations and in-situ dialogs we establish, that the most significant issue is that the departments’ temporary injury journal is outdated. The injury journal does not support nor offer the functionality needed by the departments’ current practice of work. Inspired by this we develop an updated injury journal, which can provide the necessary support and functionality that the emergency departments’ current practice of work require. To facilitate this design process we employ the MUST-methods four basic principles which concern the involvement and support of the users of the design. In order to scientifically confirm that the design actually does provide the aforementioned support and functionality, we decided to evaluate the design. This was done through a qualitative dialog with the users and a quantitative test through which the temporary injury journal was applied in the emergency departments’ real work. The qualitative as well as the quantitative evaluation both suggested that the updated design did in fact provide the desired features. Thus we concluded that the updated temporary injury journal is more fitting for the emergency departments’ current practice of work.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 jun. 2013|
|Vejledere||Pelle Guldborg Hansen|