MEDICAL

RESIDENTS

TARGET AUDIENCE

Columbia University Medical Center Internal Medicine Residents.

RESEARCH
QUESTION

How can we use technology to maximize the learning effectiveness of this busy group?

How can learning be more authentic and relevant to these residents?

Before drafting out a new curriculum or suggesting a new way of instruction, I first conducted a series of user research and needs analysis to better understand my audience.

MY RESEARCH PROCESS

To start, I observed an in-person class at the Columbia University Medical Center.

Step 1

CONTEXTUAL

OBSERVATION

(FIELD STUDY)

Questions to ask:

Prior to attempting different research methodologies, I observed diverse special education classrooms, varying from level and size. Due to the nature of the environment, I was unable to take pictures, but below are some notes I took during the observation.

Step 2

FACULTY
INTERVIEW

Prior to attempting different research methodologies, I observed diverse special education classrooms, varying from level and size. Due to the nature of the environment, I was unable to take pictures, but below are some notes I took during the observation.

Step 3

CONTENT

ANALYSIS

Prior to attempting different research methodologies, I observed diverse special education classrooms, varying from level and size. Due to the nature of the environment, I was unable to take pictures, but below are some notes I took during the observation.

Step 4

CARD

SORTING

Prior to attempting different research methodologies, I observed diverse special education classrooms, varying from level and size. Due to the nature of the environment, I was unable to take pictures, but below are some notes I took during the observation.

Step 5

USER TEST

This application is currently still in further development. Therefore, various user tests will be conducted further.

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Differently from preceding user tests that focused on usability, it will be designed to measure the effectiveness of technology on learning and motivation.

FUTURE
RESEARCH
PLAN