A user-centred approach to inform the design of a mobile application for STI diagnosis and management

Voula Gkatzidou*, Kate Hone, Jo Gibbs, Lorna Sutcliffe, Syed Tariq Sadiq, Pam Sonnenberg, Claudia Estcourt

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Mobile, pervasive, and ubiquitous computing technologies have the potential to transform healthcare by providing solutions to diagnose conditions and manage care. This paper describes a patient-centred approach to the design of a mobile application to support self-testing for sexually transmitted infections, providing easy and immediate access to diagnosis, treatment via electronic prescription, and partner notification. This paper presents the results of a series of focus group discussions with young people to explore their perceptions of the proposed system and discusses the emergent design principles that present challenges for user interface design and require consideration prior to the adoption of this mobile-based sexual health care.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of the 27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
PublisherBCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameElectronic Workshops in Computing
PublisherBCS L&D Ltd.
ISSN (Print)1477-9358


  • Design principles
  • Mobile health
  • User centred design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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