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Evaluation of Information Displays-A Paper, Computer and Simulator Based Study

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2011 by University of Utah.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Applied Medical Visualizations
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dwayne Westenskow, University of Utah Identifier:
First received: July 8, 2008
Last updated: November 14, 2011
Last verified: November 2011

Our objective is to develop intuitive, meaningful and ergonomically efficient informative displays specific to the user's domain.

Condition Intervention
Other: observational

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Information Displays-A Paper, Computer and Simulator Based Study

Further study details as provided by University of Utah:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Subjects will be able to identify components of the visualization from predetermined lists of answers. [ Time Frame: At time of observation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: October 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
1 Visualization users
End users of the domain specific visualizations.
Other: observational
presented with paper-based sets, web based sets or human simulator based set of questionnaires designed to identify the users' experience level and optimal visual or auditory elements for each specific domain.

Detailed Description:

Typically information monitors present numeric values, waveforms, alarms and informative sounds in a single sensor single indicator manner (5). In an effort to improve the situational awareness of the end user (6), we design and develop various visual metaphors and audible representations of information to communicate the past, present, and future status of a complex system. Our studies will identify the visual and auditory elements that optimize the presentation of critical domain specific information in an intuitive, meaningful manner as well as communicate critical events efficiently and saliently as they arise.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

projected end users of the domain specific visualizations. experts and novice users of the domain specific information.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • projected end users of the domain specific visualizations.
  • experts and novice users of the domain specific information.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects having been exposed to a particular visualization prior to testing.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00714012

United States, Utah
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Utah
Applied Medical Visualizations
Principal Investigator: Dwayne Westenskow University of Utah
  More Information

No publications provided by University of Utah

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dwayne Westenskow, Professor, University of Utah Identifier: NCT00714012     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12002
Study First Received: July 8, 2008
Last Updated: November 14, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Utah:
Display development
Intuitive display use
visualizations are intuitive processed this record on March 03, 2015