Course Details

 

SYNOPSIS

This course is designed to develop an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of what it means to introduce and study interactive technology in the healthcare setting. Students will be exposed to a variety of real-world examples, gain a user-centered understanding from the point of view of healthcare professionals, and develop research skills to address problems in these real-world settings.

The focus of the class is to develop the skills to propose and undertake research at the intersection of computer science, emerging interactive technologies, and healthcare. Students will learn regulations, ethics protocol, and methodology to work in the “technology and healthcare” field and will experiment with the design of interactive technology in context. The goal is to be able to envision the introduction of new technology that addresses a real-world problem in healthcare. To be admitted to the class, students must demonstrate existing interest in research and document it with previous preliminary work (not necessarily in healthcare).

 

GOALS

By the end of the quarter students will have:

 

SCHEDULE

The class will be structured around two different goals

A) Exposure to HCI4H in the field (Week 1-5)

i) Site Visits

We will visit research and medical facilities, observe the use of technology and reflect on consequences and opportunities for technology in the specific setting. Visits will occur on Tuesday and Thursday during class time in the first half of the quarter and students will be assigned a pre-defined specific perspective to drive their observation in relation to the specific visit.

Students will be required to submit in a 1 page (not counting images and references) weekly essay (500 words on PeerStudio) reporting on the visit, the assigned perspective, and focus on the role of technology and people in the specific site and domain. The report must identify existing problems and propose possible solutions, and must contain references to related research, methodology, theory or technology. 

Essays: Deadline for a first draft of the essay in PeerStudio is Sunday of the same week at 11:59pm (midnight, end of Sunday), although we highly encourage earlier drafts to be submitted to get peer feedback. Final deadline, after peers' feedback is Thursday of the following week at 12:30 pmWe will use PeerStudio to submit both the draft and the final essay. 

Reviews: Peer reviews will also be integral part of the assignments: everyone is required to enter at least 3 peer reviews for first draft of students' essays by Tuesday of the following week, and 3 reviews of the final essay of another student by Friday of the following week. Both the essay and the peer reviews will be graded. 

Site Visits and Perspectives

 

Week Site Visit Patient/User Perspective Entrepreneur Perspective Bioethicist Perspective Healthcare Professional Perspective
2

Thu: CFS + STC

  • Fedarko, Marcus William
  • Krause-Levy, Sophia Louisa
  • Gopinath, Ajay B
  • Bhat, Prajna
  • Guan, Connie 
  • Niu, Sheng-Yong
  • Fernando, Roshan Dean
  • Hariharan, Shreeman Gokul
  • Raghvendra, Vidya Srinivas
  • Zhou, Jiawen
  • Kinger, Shweta
  • Leung, Raymond Kwun-Wha 
  • Sun, Yajie
3 Tue: ED
Thu: RadOnc
  • Kinger, Shweta
  • Leung, Raymond Kwun-Wha
  • Sun, Yajie
  • Fedarko, Marcus William
  • Krause-Levy, Sophia Louisa
  • Gopinath, Ajay B
  • Bhat, Prajna
  • Guan, Connie
  • Niu, Sheng-Yong
  • Fernando, Roshan Dean
  • Hariharan, Shreeman Gokul
  • Raghvendra, Vidya Srinivas
  • Zhou, Jiawen
  • Li, Zhuoran
4 Tue: NICU
Thu: ICU
  • Hariharan, Shreeman Gokul
  • Raghvendra, Vidya Srinivas
  • Zhou, Jiawen
  • Li, Zhuoran
  • Kinger, Shweta
  • Leung, Raymond Kwun-Wha
  • Sun, Yajie
  • Fedarko, Marcus William
  • Krause-Levy, Sophia Louisa
  • Gopinath, Ajay B
  • Bhat, Prajna
  • Guan, Connie
  • Niu, Sheng-Yong
  • Fernando, Roshan Dean
5 Tue: EPARC
Thu: CWPHS
  • Guan, Connie
  • Niu, Sheng-Yong
  • Fernando, Roshan Dean
  • Hariharan, Shreeman Gokul
  • Raghvendra, Vidya Srinivas
  • Zhou, Jiawen
  • Kinger, Shweta
  • Leung, Raymond Kwun-Wha
  • Sun, Yajie
  • Li, Zhuoran
  • Fedarko, Marcus William
  • Krause-Levy, Sophia Louisa
  • Gopinath, Ajay B
  • Bhat, Prajna


ii) Readings 

Every week we will assign a set of chapters from the class books to read. Every student will be required to read the assigned reading and integrate their content as appropriate in their essay.

 

B) HCI4H Project Proposal and Human-Centered Prototype Design (Weeks 6-10)

In the second part of the quarter students will pair up in small teams of 2 and will be working on a Human-Centered Design (HCD) project related to the problems that surfaced during the site visits. Every team will be assigned to a specific domains and will have access to a domain expert (clinicians from one of the site visits) as a consultant.

The problem and the solution will be generated through a Design Thinking exercise and refined throughout the second part of quarter. On Tuesdays' lectures we will introduce techniques and methodologies that will help uncover the problems and design for them. Specific papers related to these methods will be assigned to read.

On Thursday, teams will work on their projects in class with the assistance of the Instructors. Stuidents will be required to keep working on their HCD project also outside class to ensure to reach the required goals by the end of the quarter.

The final product will  be a project web site and a video presenting the problem, and a prototype of the solution. The prototype can be developed using a Wizard-of-oz technique, or using just video prototypes. Actual working prototypes will not be needed, but will be accepted if students decide to create one.

We expect the video, and the website to be designed following these guidelines.

Video:

Background, Problem & Impact

Features

Conclusion & Future Work

Website:

 

    
Students Domain / Focus Project Name Web Site
Jiawen Zhou and Shweta Kinger NICU (redesign of the patient's room/environment) NICU Helper https://zhoujiawen1714114.wixsite.com/nicu
Roshan Fernando and Shreeman Hariharan NICU  Neonatal Analytics http://sghariha.wixsite.com/nicuanalytics 
Connie Guan and Raymond Leung Simulation Training Center  Simulation Research https://connieguan123.wixsite.com/simulation 
Sophia Krause-Levy and Vidya Raghvendra EPARC (Creating/Updating fitbits to include nutritional feedback/haptic response related to nutrition: alcohol intake, fats, sugars, etc.) EPARC Nutrition  https://skrausel.wixsite.com/eparc-nutrition
Zhuoran Li and Yajie Sun Emergency Department ED Patient Queues  https://yas068.wixsite.com/ucsded 

 

Final Presentation (Week 10)

During week 10 every groups of students will present their final research proposal and prototype as part of a 20min presentation. The goal is to convince the audience of the need, importance, significance and innovation of the presented research.

We expect the final presentation to be designed following these guidelines.

Presentation:

  

EVALUATION

Evaluation will be based on four aspects: 

1. Weekly essay covering specific site visits and assigned topic. (50%: 30% the essay, 20% the peer reviews)

2. Final HCD Prototype, and Presentation (50%: 20% Final web site, 20% Final video, 10% Final presentation)


PEER-REVIEW

We will use the Peer Studio System to help during all the writing tasks. This will allow students to get immediate feedback from their peers and by the instructors. More information will follow in class.


COMMUNICATION

For all individual communication with the instructors please use the dedicated email address hci4h@ucsd.edu and start the subject line with the [HCI4H] tag. 

All discussions between students and with the instructors please use the dedicated Piazza page here: http://piazza.com/ucsd/winter2019/hci4h . This is also the way we will communicate with you, so please setup your Piazza account and preferences to be able to receive our communications promptly/

All submissions should be submitted via email and a specific subject line in the submission links (see details in the schedule page).